Barcelona have not received any offers for 28-year-old striker, player wants to stay
Barcelona’s plans for the upcoming transfer window will hinge on their ability to offload unwanted players from the roster. Given their current financial situation and the negative salary margin, it is imperative that the Blaugrana get rid of the deadwood from the squad.
However, doing that might not be entirely easy as the club might face difficulties in finding suitors for some of the players that they are looking to move on.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Memphis Depay is one such player who Barcelona are not opposed to selling in the summer, but are yet to receive any offers for the 28-year-old.
The Netherlands international arrived at Camp Nou only last summer, joining on a Bosman deal after his contract with Olympique Lyon expired.
Depay had a fairly positive debut season in Catalonia and finished as the joint top-scorer, having netted 13 goals, while setting up two more from 38 matches in all competitions.
The 28-year-old’s game-time took a hit in the second half of the season, but he did finish the campaign strongly. With his contract expiring in 2023, a sale could be on the minds of Barcelona and there has been interest from several clubs, including Arsenal.
However, as per the report, the Blaugrana are yet to receive any offers for Depay from any of the interested parties.
The player, for his part, does not wish to leave Barcelona and is hoping to prolong his stay at Camp Nou by signing a new contract. And, the club’s technical staff is not against the idea of keeping hold of the former Manchester United striker either.
With Ousmane Dembele, Luuk de Jong and Martin Braithwaite likely to move on, Depay could have an important role to play, despite the Catalans wanting to sign Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.
With the transfer window yet to officially open, Barcelona could still receive offers from clubs for the Dutchman. His future would potentially depend on how the club themselves fare in pursuit of their attacking targets as well.