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AC Milan set to go head-to-head with Barcelona for Depay

Alexandre Patanian

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Barcelona are not the only club who are interested in Memphis Depay. According to Calcio Mercato, AC Milan want to lure the Dutch forward to Italy. The Italian side will fight for Depay’s signing.

In the summer, the Lyon forward had a done deal with Barça so a move to Italy does not look too likely. The Catalan giants have not given up on the forward, especially with Ansu Fati’s lengthy injury. Depay for 12 million would be a coup for any team.

AC Milan do not look like a club of the Barça’s magnitude right now, but they have to find a replacement for the ageing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker has been on top form for the Milan club, but Depay looks like the perfect complementary forward for him.

Barcelona’s business has also slowed down due to Josep Maria Bartomeu and his board resigning. Before confirming any transfer rumour, the club must have a stable board. That means that before any election, Culés must not believe rumours coming their way regarding transfers.

As a Lebanese teenager who never had the chance to support their local team, I fell in love with the club that was FC Barcelona at the start of the decade. I always was passionate about writing and this is exactly what I am looking for: sharing my insights and opinions on football.

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Papers: Messi pays homage to Maradona in clash against Osasuna

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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Barcelona have finally returned to winning ways with a complete dismantling of Osasuna the other night. The 4-0 scoreline tells the whole story really but it was Lionel Messi who once again stole the show with his magic.

Needless to say, the papers this morning are all about the little genius and his special homage to the late Diego Armando Maradona. SPORT say it was an emotional tribute from one D10S to another.

The Argentine scored an incredible goal and then revealed an old Newell’s Old Boys shirt underneath his Azulgrana colours which also bore the no.10 on the back. That’s the same number Maradona used to wear back in the day.

Apart from that, Antoine Griezmann also had a great night as he scored by far the best goal of the game and most likely the 2020/21 season as a whole as well. This incredible volley is bound to restore at least some of the Frenchman’s lacking confidence.

Mundo Deportivo are saying the same things with their cover, ‘Amen‘.

The outlet talks about Messi’s homage to Maradona but also mentions the goalscorers, Martin Braithwaite, Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho. However, not all is perfect and there were a couple of things that may put a stain on an otherwise perfect night.

Clément Lenglet had to be replaced following an injury and that leaves Barcelona with no senior centre-backs available anymore should the injury be serious.

Time for Frenkie de Jong in the backline next to some youngsters? It would definitely seem so.

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