Barça: Xavi responds on the future of a striker

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FC Barcelona coach Xavi spoke to the press about the situation of one of his players. The Spanish coach kicked in touch on the short-term future of Dutch striker Memphis Depay.

Joao Félix has left the Atletico Madrid squad. Not kept by Diego Simeone, the Portuguese striker took over the management of the English championship during this month of January. This Wednesday, Chelsea formalized the recruitment of the former Benfica Lisbon tenant, via a six-month loan with no option to buy. Expected for several weeks, the departure of the young Lusitanian will now force the management of Colchoneros to find him a digital replacement during this winter transfer window.

“We don’t know anything”

With this in mind, the club from the Spanish capital would have its sights on the Dutch striker Memphis Depay, who has fallen into total disgrace at FC Barcelona. Appeared only four times in all competitions since the start of the 2022-2023 season, for two La Liga games and one goal, is the native of Moordrecht heading to La Liga? At a press conference, Blaugrana coach Xavi took stock of the future of the former member of Olympique Lyonnais, under contract until next June.

The Spanish technician kicked in touch on the ex-Red Devil. “We didn’t have a meeting. We don’t know anything.” Before warning about Barça’s intentions during this transfer market, for the moment very calm on the Camp Nou side. “I told Mateu (Alemany) that if he doesn’t touch the team, I’m happy. There is no news as far as I know. I didn’t see Mateu or the president. We saw each other, but not to talk about it. If there is anything, they will let me know.” Memphis Depay still has time to find a new base.