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Memphis Depay Is Looking Forward To His Exciting New Challenge And Journey In Barcelona

As he arrived in Barcelona for the first time since his move, Memphis Depay expressed his eagerness for a “new challenge and journey.”
After a short hiatus following his Euro 2020 responsibilities with Holland, the Dutch forward joined the Catalan giants on a free transfer earlier this summer and finally arrived at the club’s facilities on Monday.
The 27-year-old has agreed to a two-year contract with the club after his contract with Ligue 1 side Lyon expired, albeit he has yet to be legally registered as Barcelona continue to battle to comply with LaLiga requirements amid their financial difficulties.
After landing in Catalonia, Memphis Depay announced in a video on the club’s official Twitter page: ‘Hey guys, It’s Memphis.’
I’ve just arrived in Barcelona.
‘I’m looking forward to a new challenge and adventure.’
Depay will join Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite, and fellow new kid Sergio Aguero in an attacking armament that includes Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite, and Sergio Aguero.
Manager Ronald Koeman emphasized Depay’s versatility in the attack, noting that the pair worked together while the 58-year-old was in charge of the Dutch national team.
After his free transfer from Lyon, the Dutchman arrived at the club’s facilities. ‘I know Memphis very well and he knows how I work,’ Koeman said of his new teammate.
‘He has a lot of personality, toughness, and speed, and he can play in a variety of attacking positions.’
‘He is the perfect age to be able to prove it,’ said the former Manchester United midfielder, who was one of the stars of this summer’s European Championships until Holland was eliminated in the last-16 by the Czech Republic.
Depay was one of Holland’s best players at Euro 2020 this summer until their early exit. He is one of four players that arrived on free transfers this summer, alongside Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, and Emerson, but they have yet to be legally registered because the club is still in financial trouble.
Clement Lenglet, Sergino Dest, and Samuel Umtiti are all set to depart, while Griezmann might be forced out. They are desperately seeking to offload players as they look to lower their depleted wage bill, which is 40% over LaLiga’s salary budget.
Barca will also ask Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, and Jordi Alba to take pay cutbacks in order to cover their incomings, which include Lionel Messi’s registration after signing a new five-year contract.

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