Clarence Seedorf, one of the best midfielders of his generation, spoke to Mundo Deportivo about his compatriot Memphis Depay. The former Ajax star told that it would be better for many clubs to sign the Lyon forward, especially Barcelona.
Seedorf recognizes that Ronald Koeman’s work with Depay when he was the national team coach was good and that it should be repeated. He also conceded that the Catalans are in a transition phase and cannot pass up on players like Depay.
“I am convinced that any club who will buy him will enjoy his talent.”Clarence Seedorf (retired footballer) | Mundo Deportivo
“He and Koeman have worked really well with the national team. He could give Depay confidence once again for him to be able to show his talent.”
Those are big words from a legend of the game who has enjoyed tremendous success with AC Milan, not to mention his experience with Real Madrid too. If Seedorf believes that Depay is good enough for a club like Barcelona, then Culés should not take it lightly.
The 26-year-old’s transfer saga is set to develop this winter. Barça had a deal tied up with Lyon last summer but La Liga did not allow them to go ahead with it. The Dutch forward himself has shown a real interest in playing at the Camp Nou and it looks very likely to come true.
Official: Barcelona confirm Pedri muscular injury
All victories come with a cost and Barcelona’s great triumph over Sevilla is no exception. Sadly, the Catalans’ young prodigy, Pedri, had to leave the pitch in the second half of the clash and now, the club has officially confirmed that the 18-year-old had sustained a muscular injury.
As of right now, however, we still don’t know how serious it is and we’ll have to wait for further information, which is most likely to arrive tomorrow. Unfortunately, the early speculations are not good as it seems Pedri could indeed be out of commission for a couple of weeks at least.
Needless to say, that’s a huge hit for Barcelona since the schedule is unrelenting. Soon, it will be time to face Sevilla again in the Copa del Rey and also Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Doing so without Pedri could indeed be troublesome.
But we also have to wonder how did it come to this injury. The 18-year-old is a key member of the squad so it’s understandable Ronald Koeman would want him to play all the time.
However, that might be the very crux of the problem too. With so little rest in-between the games, it was just a matter of time before Pedri’s body could take no more.
Still, not all is lost and he should be back in time to help Barcelona finish the season strong. And besides, now the youngster can finally get some well-deserved rest.
Hopefully the team can manage without him for a short period of time.