It’s an open secret. Memphis Depay is a target for Atlético Madrid.Less used by Xavi at FC Barcelona since the start of the season, Memphis Depay will leave the club during this winter transfer window. And his next destination could be Atlético Madrid. In any case, the Colchoneros are pushing to secure the services of the Dutch international.
According to Radio Marca, FC Barcelona are asking for 7 million euros to leave Depay. Atlético Madrid would have responded. According to Matteo Moretto, the Madrid club absolutely wants to sign the Dutch striker but not at the price requested by the Blaugranas.
In other news; Shakthar CEO tackles Arsenal and explains why Mudryk ended up at Chelsea
Shakhtar Donetsk CEO Sergei Palkin gave an extensive interview to the British portal The Athletic on Tuesday. During the interview, he was very critical of Arsenal’s handling of the negotiations for Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The striker, who is only 22, was one step away from the Gunners in recent weeks, but he ended up at Chelsea, a club that paid 100 million euros and that, according to the manager, showed superior behavior.
“Arsenal contacted the player almost a month and a half before he contacted us. “Imagine, for example, that Mikel Arteta, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and the sports director [Edu] call you every day, every two days, or every three days,” he replied.
“He may or may not want the transfer, but he has to follow some type of lead.” As for Chelsea, they called me at the end of December and asked if they could contact Mudryk because they were interested in him and wanted to talk to him .
“They contacted the player and the agent and worked out the financial terms.” So why did so many people feel that Mudryk was going to Arsenal? “Because Arsenal contacted him, and Mudryk started watching some Arsenal games,” he added.