Memphis Depay: Lawyer of Memphis Depay has dismissed suggestions that the Netherlands national football team attacker could join Serie A behemoths as part of a swap deal between Barcelona and Inter Milan.
Memphis Depay has been linked with a move away from FC Barcelona in the January transfer window. The Dutchman has fallen down the pecking order at Barcelona and has struggled for game time. A thigh injury also saw the 28-year-old miss a dozen games for the Catalan outfit so far in the 22/23 season.
Reports recently emerged that Barcelona and Inter Milan are close to reaching an agreement that would see Memphis Depay join the Serie A side and Joaquin Correa head in the opposite direction.
However, Memphis Depay’s lawyer Sebastien Ledure has issued a clarification on the speculation and insisted that there are no negotiations ongoing for the Dutchman to join Inter Milan.
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Memphis Depay’s lawyer insists no negotiations going on for Dutchman to join Inter Milan
“There are no negotiations ongoing for Memphis to join Inter. I can deny all these links — it’s not a possibility we are discussing,” Sebastien Ledure told Fabrizio Romano.
Fabrizio Romano also said he understands Memphis Depay will leave Barcelona in the January transfer window and that Atletico Madrid remains interested in the services of the attacker.
Atletico Madrid have reportedly identified Memphis Depay as a replacement for Portugal national football team star Joao Felix, who they loaned out to Premier League club Chelsea for the remainder of the 22/23 season.
Meanwhile, Memphis Depay joined Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer of 2021. He signed a two-year contract with the Catalan outfit upon joining. His current deal with the La Liga behemoths expires at the end of the season.
Depay has only featured in four games across all competitions for Barcelona so far in the 22/23 season. He scored a goal, which came in Barca’s 3-0 win over Elche in La Liga.
Depay was also an unused substitute when Barcelona squared off with Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final. Barcelona cruised to a 3-1 win over Real Madrid in that game and lifted the Spanish Super Cup title.
Gavi, Robert Lewandowski, and Pedri scored the goals for Barcelona, while Real Madrid’s consolatory goal came from Karim Benzema. It was also Xavi’s first title win as Barcelona manager.