Manchester United look to be set to miss out on two winter transfer window targets with Memphis Depay set to join Atletico Madrid from Barcelona, confirms Fabrizio Romano. Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer has also completed a move to Bayern Munich as a replacement for the injured Manuel Neuer.
Manchester United Dealt Double Transfer Blow
Memphis Depay to Atlético Madrid, here we go! Agreement sealed on fee around €3/4m to Barcelona, Depay is set to travel to Madrid for medicals soon 🚨⚪️🔴 #Atléti
Memphis will sign a contract valid until June 2028. pic.twitter.com/NvkEp4AD9N
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 18, 2023
Memphis Depay on Verge of Atletico Madrid Move
The Dutch forward is set to stay in La Liga and join Diego Simeone’s side after the Blaugrana were able to strike an agreement with Atletico. Romano adds that the fee for his transfer will be around a meagre £2.6 million to £3.4 million and that he has already travelled to the Spanish capital to undergo his medicals.
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Depay was linked with a return to Old Trafford earlier in this window, but it appears that interest faded away after Manchester United swiftly moved to sign Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley. Depay struggled to get game-time at Barcelona this season after the arrival of Robert Lewandowski and scored one goal in just four appearances for the La Liga giants.
⚽ @Memphis, with permission from FC Barcelona, trained for the first time in Majadahonda while both clubs close their transfer. pic.twitter.com/y3TNuSjH74
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) January 19, 2023
Manchester United Dealt Yann Sommer Transfer Blow as Bayern Munich Seal Signing
Bayern have confirmed the acquisition of the 31-year-old goalkeeper from Borussia Monchengladbach just a few days before the Bundesliga campaign gets underway after a lengthy break due to the Qatar World Cup. The Bavarians have tied him to a two-year contract, crushing the Red Devils’ reported ambitions of signing him as a free agent to compete with David de Gea next season.
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It has been reported that United might have turned their attention towards signing Brentford goalkeeper David Raya in the summer, but they could face competition from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. The Manchester giants have seen two potentially cheap options go off their grasp and will now need to search for other options going forward.