According to Nathan Gissing, Memphis Depay is pushing for a last-minute move to Chelsea. An intermediary in the deal between the clubs for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is supporting the move, according to Reshad Rahman.
Memphis Depay Keen on Last-Ditch Chelsea Move
Will Barcelona Let Him Go?
Barcelona are willing to let Memphis Depay leave the club as they seek the signing of a new player. According to Fabrizio Romano, negotiations between the parties are ongoing and at a high pace, as the transfer window slams shut within hours.
The Nou Camp has been a hive of transfer activity throughout the window, with plenty of incoming players and outgoings to support the club in registering all of their players in a timely manner. By moving high-wage players such as Memphis Depay on, the Catalan club can focus on getting more world-class talent in through the door.
Keep an eye on Memphis Depay. It’s not over yet — there are talks with his camp working on potential last minute solution. It could be part of domino for Barcelona to sign new player. 🚨🔵 #FCB
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Why Commit to a Last-Ditch Chelsea Move?
Chelsea is the ideal destination for Memphis Depay, firstly because the Dutchman is an excellent striker with experience in playing up the centre of the pitch. This is an area where the Blues lack talent, although the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has potential to allay these fears.
The forward is also excellent at progressing the ball. This is an area where Thomas Tuchel’s side are relatively weak. As Depay is an excellent dribbler, he has a lot to contribute to the club in an attacking sense and when getting control of the match.
Is a Move Likely?
Completing a move depends entirely on the time negotiations take. Players moving between clubs, especially of this quality, can take a long time to sort out contracts and fees between the clubs. There is an appetite for the move, with the biggest challenge for everyone to overcome at this point being time.