Why Memphis Depay to Sevilla in January will not be straightforward

Sevilla and Barcelona held talks for Memphis Depay this summer, although negotiations broke down due to the different financial demands from both parties.

Barcelona were asking for more than €15m for the forward, while Sevilla were looking for another type of agreement that was much less expensive, taking into account the cost of the player’s salary.

But everything could change again, according to Estadio Deportivo via El Nacional. The current situation is as follows. Firstly, Barca are now willing to lower their financial demands. Depay has become a real problem for Xavi, who does not count on him and wants him to leave in January. Sevilla are still interested in strengthening their forward line.

Sevilla spent the whole summer trying to find a forward and ended up with Kasper Dolberg, who arrived at the end of the window on loan from Nice with an option to buy.

Sevilla continue to show the same problems in front of goal as last season. Alongside Dolberg, Julen Lopetegui has Youssef En-Nesyri and Rafa Mir as his main options up front, with Dolberg gradually entering into the plans of the Basque coach.

In Catalonia, they claim that the transfer could be closed for around €10m, an amount to which Sevilla would have to add the player’s wages.

Depay reached an agreement in principle with Juventus over the summer in exchange for €7m net per season, plus bonuses. This is an amount that Sevilla would not be willing to pay.

The Dutch international is being linked with Sevilla again, but a move in January will not be so straightforward.


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