MEMPHIS DEPAY has been formally unveiled by Barcelona after signing for the membership on a free switch final month.
The Dutchman, 27, agreed to join after letting his Lyon contract expire on the finish of final season.
Memphis Depay was unveiled by BarcelonaCredit score: AFP
The 27-year-old confirmed off some abilitiesCredit score: Reuters
Depay took questions from the viewersCredit score: AFP
Joan Laporta was delighted to pose along with his new signingCredit score: Reuters
Posing for pictures and finishing the compulsory keepy-ups, Depay took questions from assorted reporters.
And requested about boss Ronald Koeman’s affect in his choice to affix the membership, he mentioned: “You simply do not say no to Barcelona in my eyes.
“However did he have a big effect? Sure, very massive, as a result of I do know him from the nationwide crew. He put me within the centre ahead place and it did so much.
“Within the video games that I performed below the coach I did plenty of issues that created probabilities or targets so I believe he made me really feel snug to play differently, a special function.
Clearly it was the affect of the coach however you can not say no to Barcelona so I’d come anyway
“I’ve to thank him so much for that as a result of earlier than that I used to be enjoying on the facet, additionally I can play on the left facet, however he tried one thing new with me within the center and it labored very nicely for him and for me too.
“After which clearly he made the step to Barcelona and from then we saved involved and he tried to persuade me to return final season already and I used to be prepared, and the membership was prepared, and at last it occurred.
“I believe now was the best second after which it occurred. Clearly it was the affect of the coach however you can not say no to Barcelona so I’d (have) come anyway.”
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In line with Objective, Depay has needed to take a 30 per cent pay cut to affix Barcelona, earlier than he has even kicked a ball for the membership.
They reckon that his annual wage has been decreased from round £6m to £4.3m.
This is able to see the 27-year-old’s weekly wage drop from round £115k to £82k.
Depay accomplished the compulsory keepy upsCredit score: Reuters
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