Chelsea was close to signing Depay in the summer, but the Dutch star told the reasons for staying in Barca.
has revealed that he had the opportunity to leaveBarcelona
during the summer andChelsea
were among the teams that were closely monitoring his situation.
The Dutch star used to play for Manchester United, but he could not perform well in the Premier League and had to leave the league for Ligue 1. In France, he was able to return to his shining days and overcome the difficult times of Manchester United and finally joined Barcelona as a free agent in 2021, but he was given limited opportunities at the Camp Nou, which led to rumors about his departure in Summer is heard. Now, Memphis claimed that he had the opportunity to leave Barca, but because of his Love for the team, he stayed at Camp Nou.
“I had two starts in the last two weeks in La Liga. It is not enough. I went off after 60 minutes but I want more. In the last 25 minutes of the match there are more spaces and there is always an opportunity to take advantage of that.
“I love competition and I do not run from it. I love being at Barcelona. Other clubs knocked at my door and I looked at my options. I decided to stay and fight for my chance at Barcelona.”
Depay played 41 games for Barca and scored 14 goals. He has a contract with Blaugrana until next summer.
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