Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with FC Barcelona for the transfer of Netherlands national football team attacker Memphis Depay, according to multiple reports.
Memphis Depay, who has fallen down the pecking order at FC Barcelona, has been heavily linked with an exit from the Catalan outfit in the January transfer window. The Dutchman’s departure is now imminent after reaching agreement with Barcelona’s La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.
Memphis Depay joined Barcelona in the summer of 2021 for a free transfer. The Dutch attacker signed a two-year contract with the Catalan outfit upon joining the club.
The 28-year-old has struggled for game time at Barcelona in the ongoing 22/23 campaign. He has only featured in four games for Barcelona so far this season. He was also an unused substitute when Barcelona secured a 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final earlier this week.
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Memphis Depay is to join Atletico Madrid in a contract until 2025
Fabrizio Romano reports that Memphis Depay will join Atletico Madrid. As part of the deal, Atletico Madrid will pay Barcelona a transfer fee of around €3/4m. Depay will sign a contract that runs until 2025 with Atletico Madrid. That means Depay will sign a two-and-a-half-year contract with Atletico Madrid
Depay’s arrival will bolster the attacking department of Atletico Madrid. The Madrid-based outfit recently loaned out highly-rated Portuguese attacker Joao Felix to Premier League side Chelsea for the remainder of the season.
Since joining Barcelona in 2021, Memphis Depay has appeared in 42 games across all competitions for the Catalan outfit. He has also scored a respectable total of 14 goals for Barca during that period.
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However, Depay has only managed to register one goal for Barcelona in the ongoing campaign. That came in their 3-0 win over Elche in a La Liga fixture in September last year.
Memphis Depay will complete his medical in Madrid ahead of his imminent move to Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid currently sits fourth in the La Liga points table. Diego Simeone and co. have 28 points from 17 matches. They trail table-toppers Barcelona by 11 points. Barcelona have 41 points from 16 matches in La Liga so far in the 22/23 season.
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