Barcelona “holds hostage” the striker, the contract expires after a year

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Memphis Depay remains awaiting the renewal of his new contract with the Barcelona club. The Dutchman is happy in Spain and wants to continue his career with the club “blaugrana” but the main problem is his contract which expires in the summer of 2023.

A meeting between the player’s agent and the club’s management has been reported in the media but no common language has yet been found for the signing of the new contract. The former Lyon player was transferred in 2021 to the Barcelona club as a free transfer and in his first season in Spain he did not show the same level as at Olympique Lyon.

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The striker is an added value for coach Xavi Hernandez as his talent is not in doubt, but the difficult financial situation the club is in leaves all options open. If no agreement is reached for the extension of the contract, it can be launched this summer market so as not to lose it with zero parameters. The 28-year-old in his first season with Barcelona, ​​in La Liga played 28 games, scoring 12 goals.

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