memphis depay

The Dutchman signed for Barça in 2021 after making a career in the Eredivisie, the Premier League, and Ligue 1. Born on February 3, 1994, in Moordrecht (Netherlands), Memphis Depay is more than a pure striker.

His first team was from his hometown, VV Moordrecht. At the age of 9, he signed for Sparta Rotterdam, a step before joining PSV Eindhoven, with whom he made his debut in the Eredivisie. His good years in the Netherlands aroused the interest of many European teams. It is Manchester United, however, who wins the game over the rest of the clubs. At Old Trafford, with Louis Van Gaal on the bench, he played for a season and a half before joining Olympique de Lyon in January 2017.

In France, he breaks out again. He plays five and a half seasons and is a vital part of the team that qualifies for the 2019/20 Champions League semi-finals and loses the 2019/20 French Cup final against PSG on penalties. In his last year in Ligue 1 with OL, he approaches the highest-scoring figures – his best was in the 2014/15 Eredivise with 22 goals. He occupies the silver position, with 20 goals, in the scorer section of the 2020/21 French league. But he dwarfs the gold position in assists, with 12 goal passes.

Also, he is a starter with the Dutch national team. He coincides with Ronald Koeman, participates in the 2014 World Cup, finishes third on the podium, and the 2020 European Championship.