Robert Lewandowski’s new shirt number confirmed as Memphis Depay’s future decided – Report.
Memphis has been urged to find himself a new club since Barcelona has to expedite their efforts to move players who are no longer essential to manager Xavi Hernandez’s ambitions, according to Adrian Sanchez.
Memphis Depay signed up with Barcelona just one year ago as a free agent when his deal with Olympique Lyon expired. Despite a great debut season in which he scored 13 goals, the Dutchman’s stint at the team may soon be coming to an end.
Depay’s game time had already decreased as a result of the January additions of Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 28-year-predicament old’s will only become worse now that Lewandowski and Raphinha have been brought to Barça, and Ansu Fati has returned to full fitness.
Therefore, Xavi has advised the former Manchester United forward that considering quitting the team this summer would be the best option for him as he would not be playing much.
And according to Adrian Sanchez, Barcelona has reportedly asked the disgruntled striker to find a new team as soon as possible. The Catalans want to conclude things on good terms since they value what he contributed for the team last season and do not want a contentious split.
Despite the rumors, Depay has conducted himself properly throughout the preseason and has even managed to score a few goals in the friendlies while on the US trip.
The Netherlands international, who has previously claimed that he wants to stay at Camp Nou, is now thinking about leaving in quest of consistent game time.
Although he has less than a year left on his contract and had to make financial concessions to join the Blaugrana, he wants the club to allow him to leave as a free agent. The key question is whether the La Liga heavyweights will consent to such an exodus.
Robert Lewandowski’s new shirt number?
The Polish captain is currently wearing the number 12 shirt without name print on it as it’s an unofficial game. It has been confirmed that he will wear the number 9 shirt if Memphis Depay leaves the club.
Lewandowski will wear the number 9, which will be available when Memphis leaves the club.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) August 2, 2022
The Dutch forward is now considering leaving the club this summer as per Mundo. Robert Lewandowski will wear the famous number 9 shirt this season.