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Depay: ‘I hope to win many titles at Barcelona’

Mon 19 July 2021 | 18:37

Memphis Depay, who just arrived in Catalunya to join his teammates at Camp Nou, is eager to get going as he prepares to live the dream with Barcelona.

Memphis Depay

, who represented the Netherlands at

Euro 2020

, has joined

Barcelona

as a free agent after reaching the end of his contract at

Lyon

.

He believes his new outfit is a “perfect” fit for his attacking playing style and is looking to “win many titles” during his time at Camp Nou.

Depay told

Mundo Deportivo

after arriving in Barcelona:

"It is a special day, I am very excited to go to the club and to the stadium. It is all very beautiful and it will be an incredible day.

"I hope to win many titles, which is why I have come to this great club. It is what the club represents, it has a very rich history. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone at the club.

"I just came from vacation and now it's time to refocus. I want to start the season well and be totally focused here. I will try to adapt as quickly as possible."

During a four-and-a-half-year stint at Lyon, the 27-year-old Dutchman made 178 appearances during which he was able to score 76 goals.

Depay has been transformed from a tricky winger into a prolific frontman for club and country and believes Barcelona’s style is then perfect for him.

He added:

"I love playing attacking football and being creative on the field, generating chances, assists, and goals. Barca's style of play is perfect for me. I'm very happy.”

He also talked about Ronald Koeman, who previously coached him on an international stage:

"I have made great strides with him, especially in the national team, being important in the team.

"It gave me a lot of confidence and it also helped me when I was injured. He gave me a lot of support and insisted on coming here and signing for the best club in the world.

"I am very happy that he is here and I am ready to fight for him."


source: SportMob