LaLiga: Xavi tells Barcelona star to leave Camp Nou
Xavi Hernandez, the manager of Barcelona, has told Dutch international Memphis Depay to find another club where he can play.
According to Marca, the former Manchester United player has been informed that he is no longer required at the Catalan club.
The Catalan club is now open to selling the player to fund a move for Leeds United winger Raphinha.
Raphinha, a Brazil international who plays for Leeds United, has received a bid from Barcelona, but it is less than Chelsea’s £60 million offer, which Leeds accepted.
The Brazilian’s agent, who is also a former Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder, Deco is waiting to see if the Nou Camp landlords will be able to improve their offer.
After a cash injection following the investment from Sixth Street for 10% of the club’s TV rights for the next 25 years, the deal is reportedly worth £229 million.
Depay started falling down Xavi’s pecking order during the 21/22 season, due to injuries and the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it worse for the player.
Marca now reports that Depay has been told by Xavi that he is no longer part of Barcelona’s plans for the upcoming season.
Barcelona is willing to accept an offer in the region of £21.5 million to let the 28-year-old winger go.