Memphis Depay does not rule out staying at FC Barcelona

Memphis Depay does not rule out staying at FC Barcelona

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With Aubameyang's departure, the Dutchman believes he will have opportunities and freezes his future

The tensions are mounting in these last days of the market. Memphis has now frozen his future after the fallout with Juventus and is on standby, not ruling out staying at Barça.

Aubameyang's departure is an opening for the Dutchman, even though he has offers on the table from several Premier League teams.

FC Barcelona would prefer his departure, but they may not refuse his continuity if Aubameyang's move to Chelsea comes through.

Memphis' situation has taken a U-turn in a matter of hours. The Dutchman was out of the reckoning after the US tour and sought an agreement to end his contract with Barça. The agreement is still in force, but he will only activate it if he is sure of signing for a top club and now the Juventus option is lost.

Sources close to the negotiations explained that Memphis asked for three million euros more than he currently earns at Barça and the Italians opted to break off negotiations owing to financial constraints.

The Dutch striker is now waiting for an offer from Manchester United. He has more offers from other clubs in the Premier League but he does wish to not join a second-tier team.

United wants to make a move but need to first handle Cristiano Ronaldo's exit. If this option fizzles out too, Memphis' continuity at Barça is likely, as the market is soon closing.

If he stays, Barça would try to renew his contract to prevent Memphis from being released in 2023 and, presently relations with his lawyers are strained. The tough negotiations with his entourage have seen several confrontations in recent days.

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