The transfer of Memphis Depay to Atletico Madrid has all the characteristics of a deal Barca would want to avoid.
Under Xavi Hernandez, the player did not play a lot of minutes. And he was left out of the manager’s plans. That does not change the fact that Dutchman is a unique player who has the ability to make a game-changing difference.
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However, the Dutchman is expected to leave the Catalans, costing them an offensive asset for just €3 million six months before the end of his contract.
There is a bright side to the trade, according to reports from Gerard Romero, which may assist the Catalans to make up for their loss.
According to the journalist, as part of the Depay deal, Barca has the option to sign Atletico Madrid striker Yannick Carrasco in the summer for just €15 million.
The Belgian international, who often starts for Diego Simeone’s Rojiblancos and can play as a winger or even a wing-back when necessary, is one of the team’s most crucial players.
Carrasco may be the last component that completes Barcelona’s assault. At the start of the next season given that both Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele like to play on the right side.
Romero continues by saying that Xavi. He has already spoken to individuals in Carrasco’s immediate circle and revealed to them his intense interest in acquiring the winger.
Will Barca accept this offer?
This month, Barca attempted to sign him. As part of the Depay trade but were unable in getting Atletico to accept the offer. However, it appears that Barça has now won the option to sign him for €15 million. After continuing to discuss a summer transfer.
It should be noted that while some sources in Spain suggest the amount would be €20 million. Other publications claim it would be less than €20 million, with Romero stating it as €15 million.
The 29-year-old Carrasco has made 15 La Liga appearances for Atletico Madrid this season. Making one goal and three significant chance creations. However, one must take into account that Simeone’s system now restricts his offensive play.
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