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