Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona attacker Memphis Depay.
According to the Spanish newspaper Sport, the 28-year-old Dutch international is eager to return to Old Trafford this month.
Since the arrivals of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha at the start of the season, Depay has fallen down the pecking order at Barcelona. He has only played four games for the Spanish club and is looking to leave in search of regular playing time.
Meanwhile, Manchester United is looking to bring in an attacker following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, but they are hoping to sign a loan player. Barcelona, on the other hand, is looking to recoup some money for the Dutch international forward, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
It remɑins to be seen if the two clubs can reach an agreement before the January transfer window closes.
Depay previously had a failed spell at Manchester United and will be looking to prove himself in the Premier League this time around. Erik ten Hag will benefit from the 28-year-versatility old’s as he can play anywhere across the front three.
If Manchester United can sign him for a reasonable fee this month, it could prove to be a wise move for them.
Marcus Rashford is the club’s only consistent goal scorer at the moment, and the Red Devils will need to bring in reinforcements if they are to finish in the top four.
Memphis Depay wishes to return to Manchester United in 2023
Memphis Depay, the Barcelona forward, is pushing for a return to Manchester United this month.
After a reduced role at the Camp Nou in 2022/23, the Dutch international has been heavily linked with a move away from Barcelona during the winter transfer market.
Depay has suggested that he would like to leave the club before the 2022 World Cup, with La Blaugrana looking to reduce their wage bill in 2023.
The 28-year-contract old’s at Barcelona expires at the end of the season, with no chance of a renewal.
Diario Sport reports that Depay wants a second chance at Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag looks to bolster his attacking options.
Despite Depay’s contract situation, Barcelona is pushing for a transfer fee, while United is only interested in a free transfer.
If Barcelona remɑins firm, United could make a loan offer, with Depay joining until the end of the season.
Manchester United is still negotiating a deal for Joao Felix
As things stand, Joao Felix is dominating the transfer market headlines. The headlines are dominated by speculation about where the Portuguese international will end up if he leaves Atletico Madrid.
Felix has stated his desire to leave Atletico Madrid during the January transfer window. He’s been clear with his agent, Jorge Mendes, that he wants to move this month.
However, Atletico Madrid are standing in his way and have set a loan fee of around €15 million on him.
Manchester United and Arsenal have both expressed an interest, particularly in recent days.
United has been in talks with Mendes for several days and has recently expressed their interest in the player. They even sent a proposal to Atletico through Mendes that included a €4 million loan fee and full payment of his wages.
The most recent update on the situation comes from Fabrizio Romano, who stated the following on his YouTube channel:
“Manchester United has told Jorge Mendes in the last few hours that they want Joao Felix. Mendes is now in talks with Atletico to see if the loan terms can be changed.”
United may still be able to sign the player they desire during this month’s transfer window. In terms of a loan fee, the Red Devils and Atletico Madrid must reach an agreement.
Erik Ten Hag desires the player, and the player desires United. It appears unreasonable for Atletico to fail to find a solution in the end.