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Papers: Barcelona will sign Memphis Depay in January

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Another day, another transfer market update. And it seems that the papers are convinced Barcelona will sign Memphis Depay this coming January. Of course, they already tried doing it during the summer but the massive wage bill was the obvious obstacle.

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SPORT go as far as saying that everything is already arranged and will be set in motion soon. First, however, they have to sort the wage bill either by cutting the salaries or selling the players.

Needless to say, that is easier said than done. At the moment, they are still working on finding a solution for Ousmane Dembélé, whose future at the Camp Nou is uncertain. The same goes for Martin Braithwaite.

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Despite being the only out-and-out centre-forward at the club, the Blaugrana are still feeling the market for a potential sale. After all, Barcelona will reportedly sign Depay so the Dane will not be needed so badly anymore.

Mundo Deportivo went with Pedri’s interview for their cover. El Clásico is upon us in October and the youngster could make his grand debut in that historic clash.

The youngster assures the fans his pulse will not jump and is confident Barcelona can beat anyone. So far, he’s been a real gem for Ronald Koeman and there is a bright future ahead of him.

Of course, Barcelona have to be careful with such a young player. He has all the talent in the world but patience is needed for him to develop properly.

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