Memphis Depay discusses Barcelona future amid renewed Man Utd links

Memphis Depay has admitted his future at Barcelona is uncertain amid rumors of a potential return to former club Manchester United.

Memphis joined Barcelona as a free agent in the summer of 2021 after impressing at Lyon and enjoying a solid first season at Camp Nou, scoring 13 goals in 38 games.

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Despite that result, he dropped down the pecking order at the club with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha signed in the summer.

The Dutchman looked like he could leave in the summer right away and was linked with a move to Juventus in particular, as well as Manchester United, but ultimately opted to stay put.

Memphis is currently on the verge of going without a contract during the season. He could even leave the Camp Nou in January and Cristiano Ronaldo’s sudden departure has left his former club in need of even more extra bodies up front, fueling speculation of a possible reunion.

Memphis has admitted that it is far from certain that he will remain at his Barcelona, ​​although he is not prepared to think about his club future until after the World Cup.

“I don’t want to think about the past, I’m focused on the World Cup. I also don’t want to think beyond this competition. I don’t know what will happen after the World Cup,” he said.

Memphis has been out injured for almost two months and was not fit enough to start the Netherlands’ opening game against Senegal, which ended 2-0 to the Dutch.

The forward says he has fully recovered now and is keen to help his nation improve.

– I am very happy to be able to play again. It has taken me a long time to reappear. It hasn’t been easy mentally, but I’ve worked hard to get there and I’ve played half an hour. It’s a step. It is incredible to play football again, he says.

“If you don’t play well but win 2-0 against the African champions, you can’t be happy, but we have to improve. Now we’re happy, but from tomorrow it’s time to think about Ecuador. The injury has been difficult , but I’m already recovered and I’m enjoying a World Cup.”

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