Everton have reportedly ‘approached’ Memphis Depay over a potential move to Goodison Park.
The Lowdown: Financial problems
It is no secret that Barcelona have massive financial problems, as they face a race against time to be able to register all of their new signings before the start of the new La Liga season.
They have signed the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie, but may have to sell other players before they can even add the new arrivals to the squad.
The Latest: Depay approach from Everton
However, both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have done the same, while Juventus have made an offer for the Netherlands international.
The Verdict: Sign him
Everton supporters will likely remember Depay’s failed spell at Manchester United, where he managed just seven goals in a two-year stint at Old Trafford.
However, as United journalist Samuel Luckhurst has put it, he is a ‘different beast‘ now to the one who played for the Red Devils from 2015 to 2017.
Indeed, since leaving Manchester, the 28-year-old has managed 73 goals for Lyon, 13 for Barcelona and 21 for the Netherlands (WhoScored).
Hailed as a ‘defender’s nightmare‘ by journalist Josh Bunting, Depay’s playing style is similar to that of former Goodison Park favourite Gerard Deulofeu, and so this is a deal that should excite Evertonians.
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