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Transfer News: Manchester United pushing to re-sign 28-year-old La Liga star

Barcelona's Dutch forward Memphis Depay (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Spanish League football match between FC Barcelona and Elche CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 17, 2022.
Barcelona's Dutch forward Memphis Depay with Alejandro Balde. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United pushing for signature of Barcelona and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay

Barcelona and the Netherlands forward Memphis Depay is being eyed by Manchester United, with the Red Devils pushing for his signature, according to Spanish outlet Sport (h/t Manchester Evening News).

The Old Trafford side are working on bringing the 28-year-old back to Manchester. He was already being eyed previously by the club in the summer when Cristiano Ronaldo’s future with us looked uncertain. And the Portugal international has now left.

Depay joined the Blaugrana in the summer of 2021 as a free agent after his time with Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Lyon came to an end. However, the 28-year-old is already in the final year of his contract at the Catalan outfit.

Manchester United are ramping up their efforts to sign the Netherlands and Barcelona star Memphis Depay.
Manchester United are ramping up their efforts to sign the Netherlands and Barcelona star Memphis Depay. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)

The Red Devils previously signed the Holland international in the summer of 2015. His impressive displays at PSV Eindhoven had tempted the Manchester-based club to make a move.

Unfortunately, Depay failed to make a mark at the Old Trafford side. And after an underwhelming season-and-a-half with us, he made his way to France.

At Barcelona currently, the 28-year-old has fallen down the pecking order with the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha being added to the front line. And the Holland international’s injury issues have not helped his cause either.

With Ronaldo’s departure, United now have just one out-and-out number nine in the squad, Anthony Martial. And the France international has been on the sidelines for most of the campaign.

As a result, Erik ten Hag has relied on Marcus Rashford to lead the line. While the 25-year-old has stepped up to the plate, his finishing in front of the goal leaves a lot to be desired at times.

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Thus, most fans feel a new striker needs to be brought to the club to reinforce the attack. And Depay has shown over the years that he is versatile enough to play on the wings and in the centre-forward position.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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