October 21, 2022 0 By index

Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Barcelona and Holland international Memphis Depay, according to Fichajes (h/t Manchester Evening News). The Red Devils will have to ‘battle it out’ with Newcastle United and the Gunners for the 28-year-old’s signature. The three Premier League clubs have an eye on the forward. The Blaugrana are willing to let Depay leave. And Barcelona are looking to get around €20 million for the Holland international in the January transfer window.

Depay joined the Catalan giants last year as a free agent. Under Ronald Koeman, the 28-year-old was the first name on the team sheet. However, the forward’s fortunes changed with the Dutch manager’s departure. Xavi Hernandez was appointed Barcelona manager, with Koeman parting ways. And Depay has since struggled to be a mainstay in the Spanish gaffer’s team. The 28-year-old has featured just three times for the La Liga outfit in all competitions this term.

The Blaugrana have also made some additions to the squad in the recent transfer window. Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha’s signings have seen the Holland international go down the pecking order. Man United currently have a number of options in the forward line. The Red Devils recently splashed the cash to bring Antony to the Manchester-based club from Ajax. The Brazilian reunited with Erik ten Hag.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial have also found their feet under the Dutch manager. The three have performed better than they did in the previous campaign. While Depay is a decent player, he did not have the best of spells the last time around at Man United. Spending a lot of money on a player seemingly deemed surplus is not a wise decision. But it remains to be seen whether Ten Hag will go for the Holland international in the upcoming window.