Atletico Madrid enter talks with Barcelona for Memphis Depay

It is pretty evident that Atletico is set to strengthen the attack in the winter transfer window.

The latest update from Spain suggests that Atletico Madrid are set to sign Barcelona striker Memphis Depay.

Depay has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Netherlands international joined Barcelona from Lyon on a free transfer in July 2021. He is under contract at Barcelona until the end of this campaign.

The striker has registered one goal in four matches for Barcelona this season on all fronts.

Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay

He is considered to be one of the best strikers in Netherlands. The 28-year-old’s record for Netherlands is impressive. Memphis Depay has scored 43 goals in 86 matches for Netherlands at senior level.

Given that his contract is expiring soon and he has not yet signed an extension, the rumors have only heated up in recent weeks.

Depay is out of the picture at Barcelona, which has opened the door for a potential exit.

Atletico Madrid are delving into the transfer market for an experienced striker and have done well to identify the 28-year-old as a potential target.

Diego Simeone is a firm fan of Barcelona striker and Atletico could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid

The Red and Whites are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

The former Lyon man has got the skillset to give Simeone more options in the final third. He will add a new dimension to Atletico Madrid’s attack.

According to the report, “Atletico Madrid are in talks for Barcelona striker Memphis Depay. AS says Atlético are interested in signing Depay, who has lost his place in the Barcelona starting eleven with the signing of Robert Lewandowski. This season Depay has played in just two La Liga games and only 15 minutes in the Champions League. Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres, two wide players, are preferred by head coach Xavi. The Blaugrana were willing to offload the 28-year-old last summer, but he stayed put at Camp Nou. A move away looks favourable for all parties with Depay’s deal with the Spanish Super Cup winners expiring on 30 June 2023.”

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Atletico Madrid will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Depay to join the club.

The report claims that La Liga giants could look to sanction his sale due to a financial crisis.

Good signing for Atletico Madrid?

If Memphis Depay is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Atletico.

A move away from Barcelona will not be only the best move for Memphis Depay, but also for the club.

If Diego Simeone sees him as the right man for his side, Atletico should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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