Newcastle had the chance to bring Barcelona striker Memphis Depay back to the Premier League.
Barcelona have reportedly told Depay that he must leave the club this summer, as the Spanish giants look to sort out their financial woes, according to sports.
There is no doubt in a perfect world, Barcelona are looking to retain some of their star players, but the truth is that they must balance the books.
Now, according to 90 minutes, Barcelona striker Depay offered to Newcastle. After signing Chris Wood turned out to be a disappointment, recruiting a new striker may be in Eddie Howe’s plans.
Depay’s versatility would make him a useful choice for Newcastle as he is comfortable playing in all three front positions.
Because of Newcastle’s financial prowess, clubs are looking to cash in by charging ridiculous fees to some of their players. If they choose to pursue Depay, Barcelona will not be in a position to demand a huge transfer fee, so they may be able to secure a deal for themselves.
Depay has already spent some time in the Premier League with Manchester United. However, his tenure in England was not very successful, and he did not last long in the Manchester club.