Barcelona Legend Believes Memphis Depay Will Lead Club After Lionel Messi PSG Move

Published 09/09/2021, 12:59 PM EDT
Memphis Depay will be one of the rising dutch talents and a key player for the Dutch


Memphis Depay has been a revelation for Barcelona this season. The Catalonian club recently has been in a state of utter chaos owing to financial reasons. This resulted in club legend Lionel Messi’s exit leaving the club in total disarray. In such turbulent times, not many expected the ex-Manchester United player to adapt and perform so well but that’s exactly what the Dutchman has done.

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Barcelona legend shower praises on Memphis Depay

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The 27-year old has been in red hot form for both club and country this season. Be it rescuing points against Athletic for Barcelona or scoring a hattrick against Turkey for the Dutch national team; the ex-Lyon talisman has been simply outstanding. 

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o echoed the same sentiments in an interview at a TV show. Eto’o heaped praises on Memphis Depay and expects him to be the leader in Messi’s absence. He said, “Memphis has thrown the team on his back, without Messi, I think he will be the leader

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Kluivert believes Koeman has Laporta’s trust

Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman’s future has been under a lot of speculation since the start of the season. There have been complaints from players like Pjanic who criticized the Dutchman for his terrible man-management. Despite the noise around the manager, ex Barcelona forward Justin Kluivert came to Koeman’s defense. He said, “I think Laporta trusts Koeman, that’s why he stayed. At the moment he is the best coach for Barça.

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman. Reuters / Tony O’Brien

Barcelona are currently undergoing a rebuild and Memphis taking responsibility to guide the team in these tough times is a great sign for the Spanish club. 

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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