FC Barcelona officially unveiled their latest signing to Memphis Depp at Camp Nou on Tuesday night. The atmosphere at the venue was positive, despite the fact that the club is still at risk of not registering a player due to its current financial situation.
Under the agreement, which will run until 2023, Dutch citizens joined the La Liga organization. “It’s an honor to be here. It’s been a dream come true since I was a kid,” he told a news conference.
He acknowledged that the negotiations had taken a long time, but that he had always planned to move to Catalonia. He then thanked club president John Laporta and the rest of the Barcelona board before acknowledging manager Ronald Koeman.
He played for the national team under a Dutch coach, before returning to Barcelona. “[Koeman] Paid me as a center forward. He made me feel very comfortable and I should thank him for all that. I come even when he is not here because you can’t say Barcelona. I would still be here, but I’m sure it would have had a big impact, “DP admitted.
The forward then talked about his desire to play with Lionel Messi and the Argentine star. “It’s a dream come true [to play with Messi]. He is a legend and I don’t need to say much. The best player in the world, “he said, acknowledging being a big fan of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
While DePae is looking forward to playing with Messi, it is not yet certain if he will share the Barcelona dressing room next season. Not only is Depa himself not yet registered, Barcelona is also struggling to re-sign Messi due to its financial situation.
Other new signatories, such as Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, are still waiting for the club to meet the rules of the La Liga Santander financial festival game before they can be signed. Similarly, the club needs to significantly reduce his wage bill before adjusting for Messi’s salary.
The team is selling valuable players such as Antonin Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, and the club is also asking people who will stay to accept the pay cut.