Memphis Depay’s representatives have reportedly contacted Manchester United amid uncertainties surrounding his Barcelona future.
According to a report by The Athletic, Memphis Depay could yet return to Manchester United, even though recent updates have pointed towards Juventus being the favourites to secure his services in the ongoing transfer window. The Barcelona attacker’s representatives have contacted the Red Devils over a possible move this month.
Memphis Depay will leave Barcelona this month with mixed memories, as he finished as the club’s top scorer in the 2021/22 season but will depart from Camp Nou after just one year in Catalonia. The Dutch international has publicly asserted his desire to remain at FC Barcelona, but he has no choice but to complete his exit in the ongoing transfer window.
Recent reports have claimed that Depay is negotiating his exit with Barcelona and wants to depart from Camp Nou as a free agent. But the Catalan giants want around €20 million from his sale, as per recent claims. And according to The Athletic, Depay’s representatives have contacted Manchester United to get closer to his Barcelona exit.
Recent reports have claimed that the 28-year-old is the subject of interest from Manchester United, who submitted an enquiry for him to Barcelona. And a late move to Old Trafford might be on the cards if Depay’s representatives have actually contacted Manchester United in the last few days.
The latest update comes in the wake of suggestions that the Dutch international is closing in on joining Juventus. As for a possible move to Manchester United, Depay can potentially be a solid addition to a team that is lacking inspiration and numbers in the final third in the early stages of the 2021/22 season.
Manchester United faced a 4-0 trouncing from Brentford on Saturday, with the attackers failing to offer anything of note. Signing the Barcelona attacker might be a step in the right direction when the Red Devils need to bolster their offensive unit with a versatile and game-changing addition.
It will be interesting to see if Manchester United will respond favourably to the contacts from Depay’s entourage. But it looks like the out-of-favour Barcelona attacker is on the verge of joining Juventus before the summer transfer window shuts down.