The Dutch international looks certain to be reunited with his former La Oranje boss Ronald Koeman at the Camp Nou this summer with the Catalans tracking him since January as a potential free agent.
However, Depay has spoken out about his intentions in the months ahead, with a decision on his future expected to be confirmed before the start of the European Championships in June.
— Memphis Depay (@Memphis) May 17, 2021
Depay’s move to Barcelona is rumoured to be no longer dependent on Koeman’s own continuation as La Blaugrana manager, with the 58-year-old under mounting pressure following their poor end to the 2020/21 La Liga season.
But, regardless of the club’s decision over Koeman, there is a growing need for contingency transfer plans to be put in place, if Lionel Messi rejects their offer of a contract extension in the coming weeks.