West Ham United target Memphis Depay is said to be ‘likely’ to join Chelsea from Barcelona in the January transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Spanish publication AS who claim that Chelsea are pursuing the signing of the Dutchman.
West Ham boss David Moyes wanted to bring Barcelona, 28, to the London stadium during the summer transfer window, according to fabrice romano.
It has been suggested that Depay’s lawyers are trying to reach an agreement with Barca this summer to allow him to leave Camp Nou on a free transfer.
That ultimately didn’t happen, and the Spanish giants are now seeking a fee of around €5m (£4.3m) for Depay (AS).
It would be a real boon for West Ham, but it looks like Chelsea could be a real problem for us…
West Ham face Chelsea competition for Memphis Depay in January transfer window
AS claim the Blues are a ‘likely’ option for the Dutch international who made 81 caps in January.
Graham Potter is keen to add another striker to his ranks at Stamford Bridge and Depay would be a very reasonably priced option.
It would be such a shame if the Hammers missed out on the former Manchester United man, he really is an exceptional talent.
Depay registered 13 goals and two assists in 38 games for Barca last season (Transfermarkt).
The Dutch ace is an enigmatic and precocious talent and his day he is unplayable. Depay is also incredibly strong and would be perfectly suited to lead the line for the Hammers on his own.
The Barcelona striker has been described as a player with ‘unreal skill’ by The Metro.
Sure, he’s shown some attitude issues in the past, but a fresh start at a new club might just be just what he needs to help him get back to his best form.
West Ham signing Memphis Depay for around £4.3million would be a bargain for the club, but Chelsea are apparently set to ruin our January transfer window plans.
Barcelona’s asking price for the 28-year-old is certainly good news for the Hammers, but the Blues’ reported interest in signing him is certainly not.
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