Atletico Madrid officially announce the signing of Memphis Depay

  • Memphis Depay officially completes permanent Atletico Madrid move from Barcelona.

Atletico Madrid officially announce the signing of Memphis Depay
Atletico Madrid officially announce the signing of Memphis Depay

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Memphis Depay from Barcelona, who will reportedly receive a €4million fee for the Dutchman.

Depay has officially moved from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid. The Netherlands international, who was given permission to train with Atletico on Thursday, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at the Civitas Metropolitano.

Atletico are reportedly paying an upfront fee of € 3 million to Barca for a player who was due to out of contract in July, potentially rising to €4m.

Depay joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Lyon ahead of the 2021-22 season, linking up again with Ronald Koeman, for whom he had played with the Oranje, but Koeman was fired by the Blaugrana at the end of October 2021.

Xavi was hired a week later and never appeared to have quite the same trust in Depay.

His first 11 La Liga appearances were all as a starter, but after Xavi’s appointment only nine of his next 17 top-flight outings came from the start.


Depay was hampered by the January 2022 arrivals of Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Adama Traore.

While the latter two have since left, the preseason arrival of Raphinha increased competition for positions.

Depay only made two La Liga games this season and none since September, as a result, and he is leaving.

But Depay is an essential addition for Atletico.

While Matheus Cunha joined on a temporary contract that has allegedly already satisfied the requirements to converted to a permanent agreement, Joao Felix left on loan to Chelsea.

Atletico is currently fourth in La Liga, ahead of Villarreal and Real Betis on goal differential despite having lost both of their last two games.

When Atletico hosts Real Valladolid on Saturday, Depay might make his debut.


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