Blame it on the hatching of Reinildo, who arrived from Lille when Atletico played three central defenders. Where the preference for Lemar when the 29-year-old Belgian evolves in his favorite position. It must also be said that the winger has performed much less well on the pitch this season. For example, he has offered only two assists in 23 games since the start of the season with his club. A record that is light years away from his year 2021 where he had been a key element of the title or even last year.
Faced with this unfavorable situation, several rumors sent the player to other teams. At first, Tottenham and Newcastle had been mentioned. The Spurs had already made an offer last summer.
Recently, the Catalan media reported an interest from FC Barcelona, as we explained to you in our Journal du mercato. A rumor that has not been denied by his super-agent, Pini Zahavi. “We are talking”said Pini Zahavi for the Nieuwsblad. “The plan is to exchange Yannick for Depay. It’s not concrete yet, I don’t know if it can work, but the negotiations are ongoing. Yannick likes this idea and he’s a good player.”
The Red Devil’s contract runs until 2024. He has already refused several offers from his employer to extend his lease.
Obviously, he’s very enthusiastic about joining the Blaugrana. While Memphis Depay is on a siding in Catalonia. For its part, FC Barcelona could strengthen itself with a track at a lower cost. Good news because the club is still in a delicate financial situation. A situation shared with Atletico Madrid. Especially since Joao Felix has set sail for Chelsea and the Colchoneros are looking for a replacement for the Portuguese.
In short, a transfer could satisfy all parties.