Atletico will pay three million euros for the 28-year-old Dutch international.© AFP
Barcelona have agreed in principle for the Dutch striker Memphis Deep Atletico will move to Madrid, a source at the Catalan giants said on Wednesday. “This morning we reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Memphis Depay to Atletico. We are in the process of finalizing the final details,” the source told AFP. According to the Spanish press, Atletico will pay three million euros for the 28-year-old Dutch international on a contract that runs until June 2025.
The former Manchester United striker was absent from the team’s training session in Barcelona on Wednesday afternoon, but “was authorized to be absent”, the source added.
Barcelona coach Javi He was non-committal in a press conference before the training session.
“I don’t have any news about Memphis at the moment. He’s still a Barca player. He always brings something, he’s a great person. I don’t have any news, we’ll see what happens,” he said ahead of Thursday’s Copa. Del Rey tie at Third Division Ceuta.
“We will talk to him today to see where he stands. It is his own decision,” Xavi added.
Dieppe has recently seen first-team football. Suffered from a thigh injury in October and November, and Xavi has barely featured since the start of the season — making just four appearances and scoring one goal — he has expressed his desire to leave the Catalan club in the current transfer window.
Atlético quickly showed their interest, but the six or seven million euros initially demanded was deemed too high, and the negotiations were put down.
Depay joined Barcelona as a free agent from Lyon in 2021.
Last season he scored 13 goals and provided two assists in 38 appearances for the club.
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