At the start of the January transfer window, Memphis Depay is anticipated to leave Barcelona.
Due to rumors that the player would like to return to Manchester United, the Spanish club is looking to sever the Dutch international’s contract to save money on his wages.
The attacking midfielder made a disappointing transition to Manchester United in 2015 after leaving PSV Eindhoven.
The 28-year-old has since made an impression in Barcelona and Lyon.
The Dutch international scored 13 goals in all competitions last season; it will be interesting to see if he wants to rejoin Manchester United in January.
After terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract, the Red Devils are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements. Depay might prove to be a worthwhile short-term addition.
He changed from a winger to a center-forward and started scoring goals frequently in French football. Depay joined Barca on a free transfer in 2021 but lost favor after Ronald Koeman, a fellow Dutchman was fired.
In the summer, Barca tried to sell him, but he resisted. United could seize the opportunity, though, as his contract only has slightly more than six months left. The versatility of the Dutch international, who can play in any position across the front three, will be an advantage.
According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, Erik ten Hag wants to bring Memphis Depay back to Old Trafford, and Manchester United has already started negotiations to sign the 28-year-old.
The move is worth the risk is given that he might become a free agent in the future, and Depay might end up being a cheap addition if he succeeds in having an immediate impact.
The player is currently on international duty with the Netherlands, and he will be hoping to make a big impression in Qatar and land
In his 178 appearances for Lyon across all competitions, Depay notched 76 goals and 55 assists. Despite only making 41 appearances—many of them as a substitute—he has 14 goals and two assists for Barcelona.