Correspondent Helena Condis of Spain’s ‘COPE’ said on the 12th (Korean time), “Barcelona has made it clear that they will not let him go unless they can find a replacement for Depay. In that case, we want to keep the current squad.”
Depay joined Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in 2015. At the time, a lot of attention was focused on wearing the symbolic number 7 of Manchester United. However, Depay did not show the performance he expected. He left Manchester United without completing two years and succeeded in reviving at Olympique Lyonnais.
So, ahead of last season, he wore a Barcelona uniform. Depay played an active role as a main player under the trust of manager Ronald Koeman in the early days of joining. However, his injury and command tower replacement variables occurred, and his position began to falter after that. Coach Xavi Hernandez, who took the baton in place of coach Koeman, did not appoint him.
The crisis continued even last summer. A strong competitor emerged: Robert Lewandowski. In particular, Barcelona handed over Depay’s number 9 to Lewandowski. Instead, Depay, who received number 14, was degraded to a reserve player. While his contract expires this summer, his whereabouts are still undecided.
Accordingly, there was news that Tottenham was aiming for Depay. Tottenham have outstanding attacking resources such as Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and Lucas Moura. However, throughout the first half of this season, he suffered from the evil spirit of injury. Depay, who can play both the front and the side, is definitely a player who can help Tottenham.
Recently, he was also linked with Atletico Madrid. Fabricio Romano, who is familiar with the European football transfer market, said on his SNS, “Atlético is confident in convincing Depay. However, the dialogue with Barcelona will be important. Talks between the two clubs are already scheduled.” 바카라사이트