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Xavi will reserve Memphis Depay so as not to endanger his departure

Published:13/08/2022 - 17:45h

Updated:13/08/2022 - 17:45h

Memphis Depay has one foot out of FC Barcelona. The striker knows that he has no place in the squad and Xavi Hernández will choose to leave him on the bench in LaLiga's debut against Rayo, anticipating his possible departure to Juve

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Except surprise, Memphis Depay will not have minutes in the debut of the FC Barcelona in LaLiga. The forward is very near to leave to the Juventus and, in this sense, Xavi Hernández prefers to leave him in the bench to avoid surprises, since the club needs to free contingents and mass salarial to close the staff and the Dutch is one of the 'descartes' confirmed. Nevertheless, to the of Moordrecht would like him sack of the club on the field.

Thus, Memphis will try to convince to the technician egarense to put him, at least, on the end of the party, if the party allows it. In addition to Depay, Xavi quoted for the debut suspender belt to Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres, the one who returns after raisin all the pre-season lesionado. In the case of the '10', is very likely that jump to the field in the second time together with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as all aims to that the initial offensive trident will be Raphinha-Dembélé-Lewandowski.

In the meantime, the Juve follows bidding strong by the Dutch. The 'Vecchia Signora' prioritises the arrival of another forward to accompany to Dušan Vlahović after the exit of Álvaro Morata and the profile of the still player of the Barça adjusts to what the technical Massimiliano Allegri looks for. Nevertheless, 'The Gazzetta dello Sport' ensures that Memphis would have asked time to the 'bianconeros' to decide, although the offer is very interesting.

The half Italian ensures that the Juve is had to offer him a wage of 5 million net euros by season, the same that earns at present in the Barça. By his part, the managerial culé prioritises his exit to go down mass salarial, since it still subtracts for inscribing to Jules Koundé and Marcos Alonso, the one who will arrive this week. The traspaso of Depay would leave, besides, money in the arks culés (around 15 'kilos').

Memphis Will close his short stage with the Barça

Although his priority was to remain, the arrival of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, added to the renewal of Ousmane Dembélé, closed his possibilities to remain in the club. Memphis Arrived to the Barça does a year 'to cost zero' from the Olympique Lyon. After an auspicious beginning in League, the offensive contribution of the Dutch was mermando and in the second half of the season was acting after the arrivals of Aubameyang, Ferran and Adama Traoré. In total, the forward has contested 38 parties in which it added 13 goals and 2 assistances in Catalonia.

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