Barcelona’s Memphis Depay (28) hopes to return to Manchester United.
The British media ‘Daily Mail’ reported on the 7th (Korean time) that “Depay lost the support of coach Xavi Hernandez and wants to return to his parents six years after leaving Manchester United.”
He added, “Depay played for Manchester United from 2015 to 2017. He wants to return to United.”
Also, “Depay’s playing time has decreased as Robert Lewandowski joined in the Xavi coach system,” he said.
Spanish media ‘Sport’ said, “If Depay moves the team through the summer transfer market, he can leave as a free agent. However, Barcelona is expected to collect the transfer fee by sending it through the winter transfer market.”
After playing for Lyon for five seasons from the 2016-17 season, Depay joined Barcelona in the 2021-22 season. He moved to the team as a free agent, and there was no transfer fee paid by Barcelona.
He recorded 13 goals and 2 assists in 38 games last season, and was the team’s top scorer. His presence at the end of the season was disappointing. With Depay out of injury, Aubameyang, who joined in the winter transfer window in January, played a big role.
A number of new strikers have joined. DeFi’s seat is expected to narrow further. This is why Barcelona can break up with Depay. In fact, he has only scored one goal in four games this season. He only made two appearances in the Spanish Primera Liga.
Depay already has experience on the English stage. He joined Manchester United after dominating the Dutch stage in 2015, but fell short of expectations. He scored only 7 goals and 6 assists in 53 games for 1 year and 6 months from the 2015-16 season. For Depai, it is expected that he may get a second chance to restore his self-esteem. 메이저사이트
Manchester United were interested in strengthening their forwards in the summer transfer window. He brought Anthony, but the depth is still not deep. With Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the team, the attacking team is still loose. Players need reinforcements.
The media noted that “coach Eric ten Hag is actively looking for a new number 9 player to lead Manchester United’s frontline.”