Dutchman Memphis Depay, who lost his jersey number (9) to new recruit Robert Lewandowski, is getting closer to leaving. But the former Lyonnais does not want to go anywhere. On the side, undesirables from Barça, things are moving, with interest from an MLS club, the Los Angeles Galaxy.
If Juventus seem the favorite to recruit Memphis Depay this summer, a new club would have ticked the 28-year-old Dutchman on their short list. Said Sport, Everton are thinking of the former Mancunian. The Toffees would indeed have the desire to secure the services of Memphis Depay during this transfer window, while it will not be necessary to pay a very large sum (around 20 million euros) to recruit the attacker, under contract until in 2023 with the FCB.
Except that the former OL player, author of a decent season last year in Catalonia (36 games, 13 goals, 2 assists), does not want to join a club that does not compete in the Champions League. This seems to put a stop to interest from the English club coached by Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who finished 16th in the Premier League last year.
After Puig, a new undesirable to Los Angeles?
According to the media AS, the American club Los Angeles Galaxy would like to secure the services of another FC Barcelona player, after the arrival during this transfer window of young midfielder Riqui Puig. Uncertainty remains about the true identity of the player targeted by the interest of the American club. Samuel Umtiti, Miralem Pjanic, Martin Braithwaite and Alex Collado are potentially affected, but AS and several Spanish media lean towards the last mentioned, Alex Collado. Under contract until 2023 with FC Barcelona, his training club, the 23-year-old Spaniard does not seem to have a future in the Catalan club, as he returns from a timid six-month loan to Granada (17 matches de Liga).
A departure in MLS could interest the midfielder.