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Barcelona star on Manchester United’s radar

Manchester United are interested in FC Barcelona’s Memphis Depay, it has been reported.


Manchester United are interested in FC Barcelona’s Memphis Depay, it has been reported.

Depay joined the Spanish powerhouse on a free transfer last summer after his contract with Lyon expired.

He went on to open 2021/22 as Barca’s main striker, scoring four and assisting two in his first eight La Liga outings of the campaign.

However, due to a combination of injury, a change in manager and a busy January for Barcelona, Depay is now very much a fringe option.

The 28-year-old has scored twice in his last five league games of 2021/22, but he struggled to complete 90 minutes in any of those matches.

Instead, La Blaugrana have been relying on Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for most of their goals.

Barca have also since completed the signing of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, pushing Depay even further down the attacking pecking order.

As a result, it is not too surprising to see that Depay is being tipped for a Camp Nou exit this summer.

Manchester United are interested in reuniting with Depay, and the Catalan club are already weighing up two offers for their out-of-favour star, it has been reported.

Transfer expert Gerard Romero claims that United have ‘always been interested’ in launching a concrete swoop for Depay this summer.

Two unnamed Premier League sides have also already tabled bids to Barca, but both fell short of the £17m asking price.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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