Memphis Depay’s Injury-Prone Stint at Atlético Madrid: A Good Deal for Barcelona

11/30/2023 Act. at 13:25 CET

Memphis Depay left Barça last January after a quick negotiation with Atlético de Madrid. His contract ended on June 30 and the Blaugrana club opened the door to him even though his performance was estimable. It was an operation in which 3 million euros were entered, plus one in variables. It seemed like little, but in the end it has been a valuable deal for Barça, checking the history of injuries that the forward has suffered with the colchoneros.

Memphis signed for Atlético on January 20. And in this first full year with the red and whites, the Dutch international has been out for more than 180 days with muscle problems. Simeone has practically been able to use him in dribs and drabs despite the fact that he has always had a leading role when he has been good.Now it is going to be very difficult to play against the great form of Morata and Griezmann, the fashionable offensive duo in Europe that is holding up against a very high-scoring Atlético.

Memphis only recently recovered from his last muscle injury, which occurred on September 26. The Dutchman has been in dry dock almost the entire season and Atlético has been able to recover him in the last two games. For Simeone it is an important complement and they are crossing their fingers that he does not get injured again because the team is somewhat short of personnel up front.

And this weekend, Memphis will experience a special encounter on its return to the Blaugrana fiefdom. He arrived as Ronald Koeman’s big bet in a very complicated summer of transfers due to the lack of financial resources and soon became one of Barça’s offensive leaders. He performed very well, but the signings of the Laporta era in the offensive sector left him practically without opportunities. Barça invited him to leave in the summer of 2022 and the forward rejected a very important offer from Juventus, but finally agreed to go to Atlético in January. Barça did a good business considering what we saw.

2023-11-30 11:42:34
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