Former Netherlands, Ajax, and AC Milan great Marco van Basten expressed skepticism that Memphis Depay was the right player for FC Barcelona, in a new interview.
“I have my doubts that he is a player for Barça,” he was quoted as saying.
“I believe that Memphis is a good player, but I believe he is an artist, an individualist. He does his own thing and continues to do that a bit. I believe that in a team this big, you have to be more of a team player. You have to attack as a group and share the ball. I have the idea he does too much his own thing, and I don’t know if that is sufficient for an elite club.”
Van Basten also had a career as a manager, having coached the Netherlands at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and at the 2008 European Championship. He also managed several clubs in the Eredivisie in his time - Ajax, Heerenveen, and AZ Alkmaar.
Memphis arrived from Olympique Lyonnais to Barcelona on a free transfer. Since, he has scored three goals for the Catalans in six appearances this season.