West Ham United target Memphis Depay could now surprisingly be available on a free transfer this summer.
That’s according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano who claims that lawyers from Barcelona and Depay himself are currently in negotiations to ‘to reach an agreement on free agency’.
Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly wants to bring Depay to the London Stadium this summer according to Spanish publication SPORT.
Since then, Moyes has brought Gianluca Scamacca to the London Stadium. It could be argued that the Scot needs to bring in more attacking reinforcements, however. And the Hammers might just have the chance to do exactly that for absolutely nothing…
West Ham target Memphis Depay could soon be a free agent
The Dutchman is keen to leave the Camp Nou this summer but there have been no takers with his £17 million asking price and £158k-a-week salary (Salary Sport) proving problematic.
That could all change soon, however.
Fabrizio Romano has provided an update, suggesting that Depay could soon be a free agent:
We think that if the 28-year-old is available for nothing, David Moyes should be going all out to bring him to the London Stadium this summer.
Depay bagged 13 goals and two assists in 38 games for Barca last season (Transfermarkt).
The former Manchester United ace is an enigmatic, precocious talent and on his day he is unplayable. Depay is incredibly strong as well and would be ideally suited to leading the line on his own for the Hammers.
The Barcelona ace has been described as a player with ‘unreal skill’ by The Metro.
Sure, he has displayed some attitude problems in the past but who better to get him on the straight and narrow than David Moyes?
West Ham signing Memphis Depay for absolutely nothing would represent brilliant business for the club.
Whether the Hammers are an attractive enough option for the Barcelona forward remains to be seen though.