The signings of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, together with the renewal of Ousmane Dembele, have left Memphis Depay without a place in the Barcelona team.
Despite being the team’s top goalscorer last season, he would now be the seventh striker behind the aforementioned pluses of Ansu Fati, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres.
It’s an uncomfortable situation for a player who wants to be a starter in every game.
Memphis already knows what’s at stake. The club met with his agent to explain the situation.
He is not a vital player for Barcelona at the moment and the best solution would be for him to leave the team this summer.
The Dutchman thinks about it. He knows that he has a good reputation and that he could go to a team where he will start regularly, but he will not go to just any team.
As with Frenkie de Jong, the financial side is key. His sale, which the Catalan giants believe should be in the region of €20m, would mean an influx of money that could be used to sign other players.
In addition, it would free up space for labor costs to register new players who have already arrived and cannot be registered at the moment.
There’s still a month and a half left on the market, so there’s still a long way to go between now and the end of the window.
During this time, both parties will work to find a good solution. It is clear that if he stays at Barcelona he will play very little and that hurts him because the World Cup is in six months.