Memphis Depay Celebrates a goal with Holland

CURIOSITIES OF THE NEW PIECE

Memphis Depay: New signing of the Barça, disciple of Koeman

Published:19/06/2021 - 21:44h

Updated:20/06/2021 - 01:23h

Two legends of the bench of the selection of Holland bet by his talent, and now will be again under the control of one of them

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The FC Barcelona did official this Saturday the signing of Memphis Depay, and as it is habit have revealed several curious appearances in of his personality and on his career like professional. One of them is that it does not like him that they call it by his surname, Depay, but by his name. The surname paterno wanted to abandon it equal that did his father with his family when he hardly had 4 years.

The new acquisition of the Barcelona club grew in Moordrecht, to the outskirts of Rotterdam, and in any moment his life did him simple. The own forward remembers that I breed in the jungle, and therefore owes his particular fans to the lion. In fact it has tatuada in his back the face of lion.

This is one of the 47 'tattoos' that luce Memphis in all his body. The ariete Dutch of 27 years, always resisted in some very adverse surroundings. However it has him special gratitude to the football and to his grandfather, the one who adopted him and him inculcó the passion by the balloon. To him also it carries it in his body, in the left arm, near of the heart.

Professional career

Louis go Gaal was the technician the one who gave him the opportunity to contest the Glass of the World Brazil 2014 with hardly 20 years. Then, Memphis Depay played in the PSV like extreme. The ex technician of the Barça and of the Dutch selection saw in him something distinct and special, and went the first that planted it more centred, more near of the goal, as second tip. In Brazil, Memphis turned into the youngest Dutch in contesting an appointment mundialista.

The own Go Gaal carried it to him to the Manchester United to the following year. Youngster, immature, with a difficult past... And it turned into star in the most popular club of the world. Later, in England happened of Louis to Mourinho, that did not give him continuity and remained relegado to the bench. It hit rock bottom then: "it Played in one of the greater clubs of the world, lived in a beautiful house with swimming pool, with my best fellow, Gigi, and drove a Rolls Royce. But it was unhappy", aims in his biography 'Corazón of lion'.

An opportunity in Lyon

It found the opportunity expected in Lyon. The Olympique bet by his talent and went then where exploded again in the field futbolístico. It began to play more by the centre (has contested almost the half of the parties like offensive reference) and showed his efficiency goleadora. In 178 parties attained 76 goals and contributed 55 assistances.

In France, where played by three seasons and average, finished like captain. It showed to be a versatile footballer, dynamic and that it is able to play in all the attacker positions, although it manages perfectly like ariete. It was in the Lyon where convinced to Koeman when then it was seleccionador of Holland, and Ronald was key for him because it offered him the opportunity to play as leading centre in the 'oranje'.

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