Barcelona’s Memphis Depay has reportedly emerged as a possible option to replace Joao Felix at Atletico Madrid for the rest of the season.
Felix is expected to complete a loan deal to Chelsea shortly, leaving Atletico in search of a replacement.
Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Memphis is a target and talks are set to begin.
Atlético Madrid have asked Barcelona for Memphis Depay. Negotiations will take place this week as direct contact has been scheduled to make the first proposal. ⚪️ #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 10, 2023
Atléti have Depay in the list as one of possible replacements for João Félix. pic.twitter.com/1TBifDhpqB
Memphis’s future has been the subject of speculation for some time now. The Dutchman hasn’t featured much this season and is out of contract at the end of the campaign.
The forward has also been linked with a move to Manchester United, but it remains to seen what will happen next.
Memphis is currently with the Barcelona squad heading out to Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup and a clash with Real Betis on Thursday.
The forward’s only minutes since the World Cup have come against Intercity in the Copa del Rey and it’s not clear how much he’ll play in Saudi Arabia.
However, he may well be needed when Barca return, particularly as Robert Lewandowski is suspended and Ferran Torres is likely to be hit with a ban after his red card against Atleti.