The incredible figures of the signing of Memphis Depay by Atlético de Madrid How much will Barcelona enter?
The FC Barcelona and the Atletico Madrid They have reached an “in principle agreement” for the transfer of the Dutch striker Memphis DePay to the Madrid team, a source from the Catalan club told AFP on Wednesday.
“This morning we have reached an agreement in principle so that Memphis DePay march transferred to Athletic. The fringes are just being polished,” this source told AFP.
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According to the Spanish press, the amount of the operation would rise to three million euros (Others say five million) and the Dutch international will commit to the Athletic until June 2025.
Hours earlier, at the press conference prior to the Copa del Rey duel against Ceuta, coach Xavi Hernández referred to the possible departure from Memphis: “At the moment I have no news (of a possible departure). He is still our player. He always adds up, he is an extraordinary person. We’ll see what happens, but in principle I count on him for everything”.
“For me, no one leaves. I am very happy with the squad, with the atmosphere”, added Xavi.
Decreased due to a muscle injury in October and November and little used by Xavi Hernández this season, Memphis He wants to leave the Catalan club, with which he has only played four games this year, in which he has scored one goal.
The Athleticwho has lost the Portuguese Joao Felix (on loan to Chelsea) and the Brazilian Matheus Cunha (transferred to Wolverhampton) in this transfer window, needs to be reinforced in attack, although the amount required by the barca at first for Memphis (between 6 and 7 million euros) was too high for the people of Madrid.
Memphis DePay He arrived free at Barcelona in July 2021 after ending his contract with French Lyon. Last season he scored 13 goals and gave 2 assists in 38 games played with the Catalan club.
The barca took over his services in 2021 and at zero cost, since he was free Memphis Depay. Now, he will enter between three and five million, so everything is a gain for the Catalans, although he is undoubtedly a footballer who is worth more.