DEPAY, THE NEW ILLUSION OF THE CULÉS
Depay repeats the steps of Jordi Alba and Rakitic at Barça
Published:20/06/2021 - 23:19h
Updated:20/06/2021 - 23:19h
Memphis Depay Has followed in its footsteps players like Jordi Alba or Ivan Rakitic after confirming his traspaso to the FC Barcelona until the season 2022-2023
The FC Barcelona has confirmed, finally, the signing of Memphis Depay, the one who will defend the elastic Barcelona until the season 2022-2023. The Dutch arrives like free agent from the Olympique of Lyon after finishing his agreement with the French group, after the insistence of Ronald Koeman in his traspaso from the day one in Can Barça.
The blaugrana, in principle, expected to announce his signing before the beginning of the Eurocopa, but saw in the need to modify the offer of Depay and took more than the expected in closing the operation. Finally, they communicated it this Saturday, in full continental tournament, repeating what happened does already eight years, when they announced the traspaso of Jordi Alba.
In 2012, the one of L'Hospitalet turned into the big aim of the Barça, after going back a key piece in the Spanish selection champion of the Eurocopa of this year. In his case, the Barça announced his traspaso from Valencia on 28 June, three days before 'The Red' proclaimed champion of Europe, after a goleada 4-0 front Italy, in which Alba annotated the second so much.
Rakitic, announced during the World-wide
The case of Alba is not the only with which Depay relates . The Croat Ivan Rakitic turned into Barcelona player in the summer of 2014, from the Seville, on 16 June in concrete, while it contested the World-wide of Brazil. For this moment, Rakitic already there was 'debuted' with the Croatian selection in front of the hosts (3-1).
In the second date, when already Rakitic was player of the FC Barcelona, his selection achieved a comfortable victory in front of Cameroon, by 0-4, although finally the Croats remained deleted in the first instances of the tournament, after being surpassed in the phase of groups by Brazil and Mexico.