Arteta to have his own Flying Dutchman?!

Arteta to have his own Flying Dutchman?!

Barcelona are planning to sell Memphis Depay for 40 million euros. Arsenal are interested in the player.

The Catalans have reinforced significantly in the winter transfer window with Torres, Aubameyang and Traore joining the team. The club plans to sell someone from the offensive line to offload the payroll. The main candidate for departure is Memphis.

Arsenal are actively looking for a boost in attack. Arteta's team needs a high-level player who can lead the attack and lead the young players. Depay can be such a player: he has great speed and technique that allows him to play both on the wing and as a forward.

But his first run to England was a failure. The young star moved to Manchester United in 2015. The football player took number seven, which is a landmark for the Mancunians, and showed with all his appearance that he was going to become the new Ronaldo, but nothing came of it. In 33 Premier League matches, Memphis scored three goals and was sold with a bang. The football player systematically violated discipline, constantly having fun in Manchester nightclubs and brought to England more luxury cars than productive actions on the pitch.

The player was able to revive his career in France - Lyon bought the crippled striker and gave him a chance. In 177 games for Olympique, the Dutchman scored 76 goals, which drew the attention of Barcelona, ​​but the winger's periodic injuries did not allow him to realize himself.

Depay is an extremely controversial case. Yes, he is a technical offensive player who can deliver results, but his best time was in France, where there is less competition than in England. We do not believe that Depay is critically needed by the team. The Netherlands is comfortable playing in teams that do not claim high places. He can't cope with the pressure that falls on him. And if that were the only problem. Memphis became more traumatic and spent part of the season in the infirmary due to which he lost his place in the line-up. This trend may continue at Arsenal.