The Dutch forward could be on his way out from Barcelona.
Memphis Depay will likely leave FC Barcelona in the ongoing summer transfer window. The striker may become a victim to the club’s dwindling financial situation. He could be sold as soon as a good offer comes on the table. As the club looks toward generating money, a good deal could be struck for the Dutch international.
Reports coming out of Spain also suggest that the striker may not be part of Xavi’s plans ahead of the new season. Depay joined the club when Ronald Koeman was the manager and the club is heading in a new direction under their legend and former player Xavi.
While Depay’s future at FC Barcelona hangs in the balance, there are a few suitors who would like to sign the forward. A deal with the La Liga giants would not be a major hassle as the club needs to bring in money. With his potential exit coming closer, here are five clubs that can sign the Barcelona forward:
Memphis Depay could make a return to the French Ligue 1. The former Olympique Lyonnais player recorded 63 goals and 45 assists in 139 appearances in the competition. He joined Lyon from Manchester United before making his big move to FC Barcelona.
As things stand, Olympique de Marseille are interested in bringing him back to France. The club are ambitious about toppling Paris Saint-Germain and winning the league. They need a goalscoring forward up front and the former Manchester United forward has previous experience in the competition. It would be a sensible move for all parties.
Newcastle United are the richest club in the world after the successful takeover by a consortium led by the PIF of Saudi Arabia. The Premier League outfit will certainly make signings that will enable them to challenge stronger teams in the league.
Sven Botman’s arrival from Lille is an indicator that Newcastle higher-ups want more quality in the team. Acquiring Depay’s services should be easy as the transfer fee and wages will not be an obstacle for the cash-rich club. Being the centre of a new project would be lucrative for the Dutch international.
Everton are in desperate need of recruitment. Frank Lampard and co barely managed to avoid relegation last season. Furthermore, with Richarlison leaving for Tottenham Hotspur, there is a huge hole in the attack that needs to be filled as quickly as possible.
The Premier League outfit are looking to bring Memphis Depay to England. He is one of the options that the club are considering in the striker position. As it stands, the Toffees are very light in that department with only Dominic Calvert-Lewin a recognised face.
According to reports in Italy, Juventus FC are in the market for a new striker. The Old Lady are recruiting smartly in order to get back on the throne after seeing Inter Milan and AC Milan win the Serie A in the past two seasons. Paulo Dybala’s departure will push the Old Lady to bring in a quality forward to fill that gap.
Memphis Depay is one of the players that can replace the Argentine at Juventus FC. Negotiating a deal with FC Barcelona should be easy and Depay would love to play in the Serie A and hope to propel the club back to winning ways.
Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur have previously enquired about signing the striker. The London-based club see him as an interesting option up front alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Despite signing Richarlison from Everton in the transfer window, the club are hopeful of securing Memphis before the start of the 2022-23 season.
Tottenham Hotspur are in the UEFA Champions League and will need good squad dept. Antonio Conte will hope to deliver a trophy in the upcoming season. For this reason alone, he needs more quality than ever.