Barça take a stand and Dutch forward Memphis Depay could stay

Barça take a stand and Dutch forward Memphis Depay could stay

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The Blaugrana warn his entourage that it will only let him leave in January if they make a financial gain

Memphis' future at Barça could have changed radically. The sporting department had planned to release him to free up a spot in January, but the difficulty in registering signings due to La Liga regulations has put the brakes on his departure.

Barça have already warned the Dutchman's entourage that they will only let him leave if the club benefits financially, something that did not happen in the summer.

Memphis, who has practically not played this season due to competition and an injury that has kept him out of the team, found himself looking at the exit doors.

Barça authorised him to leave and the player, as happened a few months ago, was only willing to leave as a free transfer.

Barça even considered this scenario out of necessity, but now things have changed. If Memphis leaves, the club will not be able to reinforce the attacking side, which would weaken the team in the decisive part of the season.

Now, if Memphis wants to leave to get more minutes, he would have to bring an offer to the table, even if the net fee is not that high.

There are several teams interested in signing Memphis, a player who has a big market for his attacking quality. Roma have been approached and Manchester United are considering a move for him. The latest to enter the fray are Arsenal, who need a striker due to the loss of Gabriel Jesus.

All these clubs can pay a transfer fee and Barça are going to be stubborn with him.

As with Kessié, with whom there was a meeting with his agent a few days ago, Barça have taken a stand. They are still counting on the player and would only consider his departure if it brings in money or another player.

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