As they prepare to invade Spain in January, Manchester United may attempt to recoup Memphis Depay from Barcelona.
Manchester United has reportedly begun making plans to welcome back their former attacker Memphis Depay, per the Spanish newspaper Sport. Prior to his 2017 move to Lyon, the 28-year-old spent a brief time at Old Trafford.
In order to continue its quest for a potential Cristiano Ronaldo replacement, United will evaluate its possibilities in January. By mutual accord, the 37-year-contract old’s was ended on Tuesday, and he is now free to sign with any other team in the foreseeable future.
As few players in this European circuit can equal his scoring power, replacing Ronaldo’s goals would not be a simple assignment. Depay joined PSV Eindhoven in 2015 to much fanfare, but struggled to live up to his high price tag as he adjusted to English football’s demands.
Barcelona wants a solution in January in an effort to address their current situation despite the Dutch international’s existing deal, which runs through 2023. Offloading Depay would be the first stage in the Catalans’ efforts to reduce their salary budget, which is under intense pressure.
Depay is one of the highest-paid players for Spain, and if he is offered a favorable sporting opportunity, he may decide to sacrifice the remaining years of his deal. This summer, Juventus was said to be interested in signing him, but they decided against it.
This season, an injury considerably slowed down his growth, but the Red Devils are willing to take a chance. If he is singing, he may be quite dangerous, and if United is going to win this election, they may need his flamboyance.
Erik ten Hag hasn’t yet been satisfied with his attacking group, thus goals are hard to come by. He did bring Antony from Ajax, but the Brazilian will need some time to establish his dominance in England.
The Red Devils would be trying to obtain some old wine in a brand-new bottle, while Depay would be eager to rebuild his career with another great tenure at Manchester United.
‘Vicious’ assessment of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Manchester United is made by the former president of Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly “was never going to accept” his position at Manchester United under Erik ten Hag, according to former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.
In a statement on Tuesday night, United announced that Ronaldo would be leaving the team by mutual consent with immediate effect. The announcement was announced following his interview with Piers Morgan, during which the 37-year-harsh old’s criticism of his former team shocked the footballing community.
Ronaldo responded with a few words of his own after United issued a brief statement thanking him for his contribution throughout both of his stints at the club.
Following discussions with Manchester United, Ronaldo said: “We have decided to amicably terminate our contract early. I adore Manchester United and the supporters, and that won’t ever change. But now seems like the perfect time for me to look for a fresh challenge.
“I wish the team nothing but success for the rest of the year and beyond,”
Given that Calderon has since expressed his opinions on the Portugal international’s exit from Old Trafford, the news’s repercussions will likely continue to dominate headlines for some time.
The former leader of Los Blancos told the Mirror that despite Cristiano’s waning career, he was still a fantastic player. He must have found it quite frustrating to be left off the Manchester United team.
United would undoubtedly have their justifications, but a player of his status in the game would never agree to that. He must be participating in football. It’s a good thing his time there is over because he has his pride and reputation to think about.
He would have preferred a different outcome, but that’s football sometimes. It can be a cruel industry.