The winners from Memphis Depay's departure for Atletico Madrid from Barca
The 28 year old Dutch forward is joining the capital club and the deal will soon be official
Memphis Depay leaving for Atletico will soon be official. The Dutch forward is in the capital to seal his move to Cholo Simeone’s side. Barca are losing some attacking power but three players are boosted by Memphis’ departure.
Firstly, Ansu Fati. The No 10 is used by Xavi on the left or through the middle, precisely the zones where Memphis usually plays. Without the Dutchman, Ansu is the only naturally left sided player - although lately Xavi has been using a fourth midfielder out there in Gavi and Pedri.
Ferran Torres and Raphinha also profit, losing a competitor in the attack, giving them more minutes and chances.
Torres can play on the left but feels more comfortable on the right, while Raphinha is the same. He has asked Xavi to play him on the right as he is left footed, so his shooting is more useful when cutting in from the right.
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