As Memphis Depay (28) finished accompanying Barcelona (Spain), a return to the English Premier League (EPL) was likely, but the current has suddenly changed recently. As rival club Atlético Madrid (Spain) showed serious interest, it ’emerged’ as the next destination.

Reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert in the European football transfer market, said on social network service (SNS) on the 10th (Korean time), “Depay is currently receiving interest from Atletico Madrid, and will have direct talks this week to proceed with negotiations.” reported the news.

Since Depay was classified as out of power in the second half of last season, he has been pushing for a transfer. In fact, he only played 20 official matches this year, and even started only 9 of them. His average playing time was 37.6 minutes. There was a time when he was out of line due to a hamstring injury, but in fact it was safe to say that he was thoroughly ‘turned away’ by coach Xavi Hernandez (42, Spain). 토토사이트

However, recently, coach Xabi told the board, “I will maintain the current squad without recruiting or releasing additional players,” and the squad was drawn to staying, saying, “I hope no one leaves.”

Depay, however, felt disappointed that the opportunity still did not come and hardened his mind to transfer. In particular, ‘main gun’ Robert Lewandowski (34) was expected to start as he was excluded from the list due to disciplinary action, but it is said that he hung his head in frustration because he could not even make a substitution.

Initially, Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Arsenal (above England), which had shown steady interest, were mentioned as the next destination. However, recently, Atlético Madrid has emerged as a promising destination as they seriously consider the signing.

Reporter Romano added, “Depay can be a replacement for João Felix (23), who is leaving on loan to Chelsea (England). He is currently receiving interest from Atletico Madrid and has been included in the recruitment list.” Specifically, the transfer method or transfer fee options were not mentioned.

Depay entered the ‘Dream Club’ in the summer of 2021 while wearing a Barcelona uniform. He has posted 15 goals and 3 assists in 42 career games so far. He, who signed a two-year contract at the time of his joining, will become a free agent (FA) as of June 30th.

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