LAWYERS representing Memphis Depay are in negotiations with the club over terminating his contract, according to reports.
The Dutch attacker has been told by Barca boss Xavi that he is surplus to requirements and can leave.
Memphis Depay wants out of Barcelona but the club will not pay-off all his contract
Depay, 28, could have his deal at the LaLiga giants cut short making him a free agent.
To pay-off his current contract it would reportedly cost £16million, claims journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Barca are unwilling to spend that much on getting rid of him so Depay’s lawyers are trying to work on an agreement.
The ex-Lyon and Manchester United man accepts he is being forced out and wants an immediate exit from the Nou Camp but speculation suggests he is only keen on a move to another top team.
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He signed for the club last summer on a two-year deal and featured regularly for the first-team last season.
Depay played 37 times in all competitions scoring 13 goals but is now not wanted by his employers following the arrival of attacking talent like Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.
The Polish striker has come in and robbed Depay of the No9 shirt he wore last season.
Despite the versatile attacker’s deal expiring at the conclusion of the soon-to-begin season, Barca want to offload him to save on wages.
They find themselves in a difficult place financially yet have still spent close to £140million as Xavi re-builds the squad.
And they may not be done yet as the club remain keen on signing a left-back with rumours saying Spurs once offered Sergio Reguilon as part of a deal to bring Depay back to the Premier League.
By: Alex Smith
Title: Barcelona refusing to hand Memphis Depay £16m fee to rip up contract as Man Utd flop nears free transfer exit
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/19404021/barcelona-memphis-depay-contract-free-transfer/
Published Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 09:50:46 +0000