It is not a secret to anyone that Memphis Depay has asked to leave FC Barcelona as soon as possible, in search of more minutes and leadership, knowing that it is not part of Xavi Hernández’s plans. Atlético de Madrid had positioned itself as the team with the best chance of getting his services, but the Catalans were not ‘convinced’ of the operation.
As has been revealed in recent days, Barça did not intend to reinforce a direct rival in LaLiga if they were not going to benefit (beyond saving the Memphis token, which is not very high), which is why they have studied other scenarios and, according to recent information from journalist Gerard Romero, They are very close to finalizing a barter that includes the Dutch.
Thus, Barça would be working on an exchange with Inter Milan that would leave Joaquín Correa at the Spotify Camp Nou, at least until the end of the season. The 28-year-old Argentinian would come to strengthen the Barça squad after having played 723 minutes in 21 games with the Italian team, in which he has contributed three goals and three assists.
The missing factor…
According to Gerard Romero, the operation is in its ‘hottest’ phase and could be closed after the Italian Super Cup is played, which will face the two teams from Milan on Wednesday, January 18, also from Riyadh. The clubs are in constant communication and are just waiting for Memphis to agree.
Barça is waiting for what the Dutch attacker can decide and if he is interested in joining Serie A. Until now, Memphis had agreed to go to Atlético de Madrid, but had not been linked before with Inter Milan. The next few days may be key.