September 26, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Memphis Depay has entered the ultimate yr of his present
  • He obtained a proposal from Chelsea towards the top of the summer time window
  • Depay is but to function in a recreation for Barcelona this season

Memphis Depay has introduced he could be staying at FC Barcelona for the 2022-23 season.

Depay was linked with a transfer away from Barcelona this summer time. He was closely linked with Juventus earlier than talks between the 2 golf equipment collapsed earlier this week.

Within the ultimate hours of the deadline day, Depay took issues into his personal arms and ended rumors round his future. He took to social media to announce his resolution to remain put in Barcelona.

“I’ve determined to remain at Barça! Absolutely dedicated to contribute to the membership’s sporting success. #ViscaBarca,” the Dutch ahead wrote on his official Twitter account.

Towards the top of the 2022 summer time window, Depay had obtained a one-year contract from Chelsea and the Dutchman was prepared to simply accept it, in accordance with Soccer Insider.

Barcelona and Depay had agreed to a contract termination that will solely be accomplished if he discovered one other membership he wished to hitch, however the former Lyon ahead neither opted for Chelsea’s supply nor picked every other membership. He’s now staying at Camp Nou for the ultimate yr of his contract.

If Depay doesn’t signal a contract extension, he will probably be accessible free of charge in the summertime of 2023.

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Nonetheless, Depay is conscious he is not part of Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez’s present plans, having been an unused substitute in every of the group’s opening three video games of the 2022-23 La Liga marketing campaign. He solely joined the Catalans a yr in the past as a free agent from Lyon, scoring 12 objectives in 28 league video games.

Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring Barcelona’s equaliser in opposition to Athletic Bilbao
AFP / ANDER GILLENEA

Barcelona have had a busy summer time market, having signed high-profile forwards Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich and Raphinha from Leeds United, leaving the likes of Depay, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Braithwaite behind regardless of them being at their disposal.

After a 0-0 draw in opposition to Rayo Vallecano, Barcelona have bounced again with huge victories of 4-1 vs Actual Sociedad and 4-0 vs Actual Valladolid.

Lewandowski has taken little time to calm down as he has already netted 4 objectives and an help for the Camp Nou facet.