Gerard Romero has reported that FC Barcelona have requested that images of Memphis Depay be removed from promotional campaigns for the pre-season tour of the United States.
The report could come as Barca are confident they’ll be able to offload the Dutchman ahead of the trip.
Rumor has it that Xavi Hernandez admires Depay’s ability but doesn’t see him as part of his attack next season with the expected arrival of Raphinha from Leeds, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres ahead of the Dutch striker in the pecking order. .
The Spanish giants’ financial situation puts them in a difficult position and are looking to sell a number of senior players to raise funds for new signings.
With the signings of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha looking imminent, alongside Ousmane Dembele’s renewal, the Dutch striker’s offload could be imminent.
The 28-year-old has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, among other clubs across Europe.
However, reports also suggest he has already rejected the idea of a move to Arsenal as he plans to play in the UEFA Champions League next season.
According to SPORT, Depay has also targeted a dig at Tottenham’s management as he has expressed an interest in aiming for ‘important titles’ and therefore isn’t interested in joining Antonio Conte’s side as a result.
The Spurs squad actually seem unlikely to want the Dutchman’s signature as they boast an attack from Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison.
It will be an interesting watch to see where Memphis Depay plays given his good form last season and his hopes of winning titles next season.