The Lowdown: Depay linked with Man United
The Red Devils have been linked with a move for their former forward, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s future a hot topic of discussion in recent weeks.
Depay, who has a whopping €400m (£337m) release clause in his Barca contract, appears to have fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp, and it looks as if United could still be a potential destination.
The Latest: Romano’s comments
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Romano said that a ‘last minute’ move for Depay could still be possible, saying that ‘Barcelona are prepared to let him go on a free transfer’.
The Italian stated:
“Memphis Depay could be an opportunity until the last minute because we know that Barcelona are prepared to let him go on a free transfer in case he will reach an agreement with another club.”
The Verdict: Worth the risk?
However, he has impressed with Lyon and Barcelona since leaving Old Trafford and has been described as a ‘different beast’ by Red Devils journalist Luckhurst.
Therefore, a free transfer could be worth the gamble from Erik ten Hag and United officials, as Depay would then able to rival Anthony Martial and Ronaldo for a central role.