Introduction: Manchester United striker Memphis Depay is set to leave Barcelona this month, with Atletico Madrid emerging as the frontrunners for his signature. United had been linked with a move for the Dutchman in recent months, but the arrival of Robert Lewandowski has seen him slip down the pecking order. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Depay’s transfer is guaranteed this month, with Atletico Madrid keen to bring him in as a direct replacement for Joao Felix, who moved to Chelsea earlier this year. Depay is said to be open to the move, and could be set to make his debut at Wanda Metropolitano soon.
Manchester United striker Memphis Depay will leave Barcelona this month.
United have been heavily linked with a move for the Dutchman in recent months as the team are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements.
Depay was on United’s shortlist before they swooped for former Besiktas player Wut Weghorst.
The Red Devils have officially introduced Weghorst and it is unclear how his arrival could affect Depay now.
Some time ago there was information that Ten Hag is a fan of Depay and is ready to accept him in their ranks.
Along with United, Newcastle also retain an interest in the Barcelona star.
The arrival of Robert Lewandowski and subsequent prosperity at Camp Nou brought the 28-year-old into line.
Italian journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports that Depay’s transfer is guaranteed this month.
Atletico Madrid have expressed a strong desire to sign the player.
“Remember, Memphis Depay will leave Barcelona in the January transfer window. The decision has been made.”
“He will try a new experience if all goes according to plan.”
“Negotiations with Atlético Madrid continue. Memphis is ready to join Atletico – there is still no agreement between all parties.”
Find out Memphis Depay will leave Barcelona in the January transfer window. The decision is made, he will try again if all goes according to plan. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB
Negotiations with Atlético Madrid continue. Memphis open to join Atléti – not yet agreed between all parties. pic.twitter.com/ZexqqrFRuT
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 14, 2023
of Atlético Madrid The interest in Depay is motivated by the fact that they lost former United player Joao Felix to Chelsea.
Felix moved to Stamford Bridge after the two leaders, Arsenal and United, refused to engage in a bidding war for his controversial loan.
Depay will arrive on Wanda Metropolitano as a direct replacement for Felix.