Memphis Depay issues Barca exit statement

 

09 Memphis Depay of FC Barcelona and 25 Aubameyang of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RD Mallorca at Camp Nou Stadium on May 1, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona star Memphis Depay is committed to staying at the club this summer.

The Dutch international has been linked with a potential move away from the Camp Nou as part of a squad reshuffle this month.

Reports from Diario AS claim Xavi has already told the former Lyon star he is expendable with the club aiming to raise around €25m from his possible sale.

The report states Depay is hurt by the club’s stance and feels unfairly treated based on his performances last season.

However, despite his frustration over a potential departure from Catalonia, Depay has firmly denied his intention is to leave the club in the coming weeks.

“I really want to be back in Barcelona and start again, I can’t wait for that moment”, as per reports from ESPN, via Marca.

“But, I’m also going to relax with my feet in the sand somewhere, before I go back.”

Depay joined Barcelona on a free transfer ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, and despite mixed final run, his overall numbers were impressive.

The 28-year-old forward netted 12 La Liga goals in his debut campaign in Spain, more than any other player in Xavi’s squad, and only matched by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in all competitions (13).

 

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