Also wanted by La Liga giants Barca, a player of Depay’s calibre has unsurprisingly attracted plenty of interest.
However, reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has suggested the Catalan club won’t make any decision over the 27-year-old until the summer and also have Sergio Aguero in their sights.
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The signing of Aguero, who is also set to become a free agent, would take up a striking role and an additional wage in Ronald Koeman’s squad, perhaps leaving Depay wondering whether a move to the Camp Nou is the ideal transfer.
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Signing Depay for nothing would be sensational business this summer from the Reds.
A shortage of high-quality attacking options and a long-term injury sustained by Diogo Jota caused problems this season at Anfield, leaving the workload and goalscoring reliance on Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
As things stand, it could boil down to a choice between playing under former national team manager Koeman or joining up with compatriot and national team captain Virgil van Dijk.