AN INTERESTING BUT IRREGULAR PLAYER
How could Memphis Depay fit in and what he would bring to Barça
Published:7/09/2020 - 18:02h
Updated:8/09/2020 - 00:39h
Memphis Depay could become in the next days in the new forward of the FC Barcelona. The Dutchman is an express request from Koeman and could contribute very interesting things to the Barcelona attack
Although Lautaro Martínez is the forward that more likes to the FC Barcelona, everything indicates that the culés go to finish fichando to Memphis Depay. The Argentinian is younger, has more future and is more player that the Dutch, but also is much more expensive and his exit of the Inter of Milan antoja very complicated. By all this and because Ronald Koeman has asked to his compatriot, the still attacker of the Olympique of Lyon would be near to arrive to the Camp Nou.
But, it is Depay player for the Barça? That is the question that do a lot of culés now that the ex of the Manchester United is in the radar barcelonista. The answer to this question is not simple, since the ascending path of the footballer invites to be optimistic with him, but his character and his irregularity do not accompany him. The one of the Lyon is a player that a day seems to aspire to be between the best and to the following not even presents to the party.
Anybody can doubt of his technical quality and of the magic that has in his feet. It is an imaginative forward, fast and with increasingly goal that could be very useful in the Barcelona. Besides, it is very polyvalent and can play in any position in the line of attack. It began his career in the left to take advantage of his diagonals and his good shot, but these last years is splitting as false tip so much in the Olympique as in the Holland of Koeman.
Taking into account that in the Barça Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembélé are used to to split of the left, and that the normal is that Fracisco Trincao and Leo Messi split from the right, Memphis would have to follow up as up to now. It can that it have to compete with Antoine Griezmann by the place of false forward, since the French also has qualities that could like him to Koeman to split from this place.
Depay, a so interesting forward like irregular
Futbolísticamente Speaking, Depay would give more speed and solutions to the attack blaugrana. The Dutch has speed and is used to to find well the spaces to the back of the rival defence, something necessary in this Barcelona in the up to now almost all have asked it to the foot. Besides, it knows to combine with all his mates and every year has a better relation with the goal. In 2018 it finish with 12 goals in 47 meetings, whereas this past campaign, in spite of lesionarse during several months, finished with 15 in 22 crashes, figures very interesting.
The big doubt with the ex of the United is if it will be able to keep the level of regularity that demands a team like the Barça. To Old Trafford arrived young and saw surpassed by a so big club and a so important league like the Premier. In France at last has found his place and little by little is becoming this player that promised to be in his youth. With 26 years, is in the moment of his career in which it could give the definite jump to remain in the elite the next five years. Has quality, Koeman trusts he and is his big opportunity, but it will be necessary to see if it is to the height.