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Barcelona ‘delay decision about what to do with Memphis Depay’ as the Catalan giants consider selling the Dutchman who joined last year if an ‘irrefutable offer’ arrives this summer
- Barcelona are considering moving Memphis Depay on after just one season
- The club are unsure over what to do with the Dutchman who scored 12 goals
- They have delayed their decision and Depay will be back in pre-season training
Barcelona are considering the future of Memphis Depay just one year after he joined the club as a free agent.
Diario Sport have reported the club would sell the Dutchman if an ‘irrefutable offer’ arrives for him this summer.
However, this has not yet happened, and they are unsure about whether they should stick or twist with the 28-year-old forward.
Barcelona are considering the future of Memphis Depay who joined just last summer
Much will depend on what happens in the rest of the transfer window for Barcelona who are keen to sign another forward.
It will also depend on youngster Ansu Fati, with question marks over his future due to a number of significant injuries early into his career.
Barcelona will likely keep Depay around for their pre-season before making a decision on his future.
Depay scored 12 goals in 28 LaLiga appearances in his first season playing at the Nou Camp
The club could wait until after the World Cup, where they believe his transfer value could increase after his participation with the Dutch national team.
Depay though is keen to stay at the club and he feels he could play significant minutes for the club next season.
Since joining from Lyon at the the end of his contract last summer, Depay has scored 12 goals in 28 LaLiga appearances.
Barcelona have been linked with attacking talents including Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as well as Leeds winger Raphinha.
Barcelona believe Depay’s valuation could improve if he impresses at the World Cup
Barcelona are hopeful of bringing in Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer
Poland star Lewandowski confessed that he wishes to leave Bayern Munich after eight years at the club, and is keen on a move to Barcelona.
According to The Guardian, Barcelona offered the German champions £30m plus around £4m in add-ons. It is believed that this initial approach will be rejected owing to it falling below Bayern Munich’s valuation.
It is believed that Lewandowski has already verbally agreed terms on a three-year deal with Barcelona.
Despite Lewandowski’s insistence that he should be able to leave the club this summer, word out of Bayern Munich had been that he still had year left to run on his current deal and that he is expected back on July 12 for pre-season.