Five reasons to believe in Memphis Depay

The Dutch forward has greatly matured in the last few years

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Barca’s next signing will be Memphis Depay, if nothing changes. His contract is up with Lyon on June 30 and the Catalans are pushing or his arrival. Here are five reasons to believe in Memphis Depay.

A flexible footballer

He’s not a pure striker, nor a winger. He’s a hybrid, a forward capable of playing on the wing, preferably the left. He works well in both positions which is always a bonus in a team like Barca’s, who value versatility.

Great numbers

He finished with 22 goals in 40 games for Lyon last season, 20 in Ligue 1, where only Kylian Mbappe had more with 27. He has 13 goals and 14 assists in his last 21 games for the Netherlands and is in their top 10 scorers.

Hungry for the ball

Unlike others who prefer to move and find space, Depay wants the ball. He comes deep sometimes, like we saw as Netherlands beat Ukraine 3-2. He’s quick and agile too.

Character

Depay leaves nobody indifferent. He asked the fans at the Cruyff Arena for more love, more noise, more heat, against Ukraine. He connects with the fans, has charisma and a clear personality.

Committed and mature

At 27 everyone highlights he has reached maturity. He’s one of the captains of the national team and has learned how to lead. A reference point for many youngsters and the fans now see him as a different man. There are no doubts about him.

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