“It is something impressive to be at Barça, anyone who knows this club knows how important it is around the world”, added the footballer, who signed until June 30, 2023 and who comes free to the Barça club from Olympique de Lyon. It will have a termination clause of 500 million euros.
In addition, he was satisfied to have “the confidence of the coach” with whom did it coincide “in the Netherlands national team” and thanked him “the desire that he showed” so that he would end up arriving at Barcelona.
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Depay, who was accompanied by some of his friends and family during the presentation, was also shown “very excited about everything” what can happen to him in this club, and said he is convinced that “it will be a long relationship.”
“It is a dream to play with Messi. He is a legend, the best player in the world, his quality is unquestionable, I am a huge fan of his and any footballer would like to play alongside someone like him “, Depay sentenced when asked about the possibility of sharing a dressing room with the ’10’. In addition, he revealed that he took a tour of the club’s museum and saw “his Ballons d’Or”.
Asked if he fears that he cannot be registered because of the problems that Barça has to meet the salary limit, the forward was calm and assured that he is not “nothing worried”. During the presentation, Memphis Depay was accompanied by President Joan Laporta, who was enthusiastic about the signing.
“He is a player with a lot of personality, on and off the field. We need footballers like this in the team. We quickly agreed. The Memphis environment at all times showed their willingness to come to Barça”, summarized.
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