Deadly Depay sends out transfer message to Barcelona

The Lyon star was back on the scoresheet for the Netherlands to send a timely reminder to Barca of his talents

8:26pm on Sunday 15th November 2020
Carlo Garganese

Memphis Depay sent out a transfer message to Barcelona after finding the back of the net in the Netherlands’ 3-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday.

Depay started and finished a move in the 55th minute, sweeping home from Denzel Dumfries’ cross, to add to Georgino Wijnaldum’s two first-half strikes.

This earned Wijnaldum an impressive FC player rating of 8.3 in this UEFA Nations League clash.

Netherlands 3-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

Only Wijnaldum himself, with a FC player rating of 8.8, was ranked higher on the night.

Depay showed off his full arsenal of attacking talents. He had four shots in total, the second most in the game after Steven Berghuis. A game-high of three of these were on target.

He also had an impressive five touches in the box and enjoyed a welcome return to form for Holland, having gone a year without scoring for the national team.

🗝️ Key Stats

Depay match stats

FC Rating8.3
Mins Played79
Touches in box5
On Target3Rank #1

This performance will surely have alerted Barcelona, who attempted to sign Depay in the summer transfer window.

Blaugrana manager Ronald Koeman, who coached Depay for Holland, has made no secret of his admiration for the Lyon attacker.

Depay has five goals and three assists in all competitions this season for club and country, averaging 3.3 shots a game and an eye-catching seven dribbles per 90 minutes.

His contract expires at the end of the current season and, although Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said he doesn't want to sell Depay midway through the season, Barcelona are expected to test their resolve with a new bid in January.

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