Newcastle are one of several English clubs looking to lure Barcelona forward Memphis Depay back to the Premier League. Bruno Guimaraes was already full of praise for Depay in 2020 – and could now build on him.
Depay, 28, only joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Lyon last summer but has fallen down the pecking order. Ronald Koeman left and Xavi joined – as did a number of newcomers including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyamg.
The Dutch star has not started a La Liga game since December 4 and although injury has prevented him from doing so – so has Xavi. In fact, he has come on as a substitute in each of Barcelona’s last five La Liga games.
Super Deporte Report that Newcastle – along with Everton and Arsenal – have started talks to sign Depay by making a request. Newcastle star Bruno is a big fan of Depay, having played with him at Lyon.
“He’s a player opponents don’t like to face, he scares them. We respect him a lot, he’s our captain, a very important player. To be able to count on him is really great,” said Bruno in 2020. after GFFN.
Bruno on Depay: Would be a sensational signing for Newcastle
The two-year deal Depay signed at Barcelona was a bit peculiar. It means the attacker will enter the final 12 months of his Barca deal – allowing clubs to perhaps snap up Depay for a bargain fee this summer.
Considering Barcelona signed him for free, it will be interesting to see the fee they want for Depay. But he would be a monumental commitment, a real face for the Toon project. Whether he would join Newcastle remains to be seen.
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