Xavi Hernandez is reportedly tired of Memphis Depay, and Manchester United wants him.
The Netherlands international performed unimpressive in his team’s 4-3 Copa del Rey triumph against CF Intercity. Xavi is tired of Depay demanding more playing time without earning it in training or games this season.
El Nacional reports that the former Olympique Lyonnais forward will leave Barcelona this summer. The team wants to sell him in January to gain money.
Depay is sure he won’t leave the club this month, despite no contract renewal. This hurts Man U.Athletic journalist Lauri Whitwell said Barcelona’s attacker is a feasible target for United. If the player isn’t interested in moving, a winter relocation is out.
After Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure in November, Manchester United need a forward. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial can play centre forward, but Erik ten Hag wants to sign one.
On paper, reuniting with Depay wasn’t horrible. The 28-year-old has Premier League experience from 2015 to 2017.
In 57 games, he scored seven goals and had six assists. Depay has played just 116 La Liga minutes this season.
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Gerard Pique retired before the 2022 World Cup.
Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, and Ronald Araujo were ahead of the 35-year-old. Pique was a Manchester United player from 2004 to 2007.
He made 616 appearances for Barcelona and won every club and international championship. Barcelona president Joan Laporta on his retirement:
“Everyone had a challenging season, and he faced tough competition in his position. Given the conditions, he called it quits. He’s part of Barça’s crest, so they can only be grateful. He was devoted to Barça.”