Memphis Depay, a recent addition to Atletico Madrid, asserts that he left Barcelona to join Atletico because Los Rojiblancos desired him.
Early on Friday, Depay agreed to a three-year, €3 million contract with Diego Simeone’s squad, plus €1 million in bonuses from Barcelona.
The Dutch international’s two-and-a-half-year deal will keep him at Atletico until the end of the 2024–25 campaign.
“Everything went smoothly, and things moved rapidly. Mundo Deportivo quotes sentiments such as, “I had a terrific conversation with the coach and I’m excited to show what I can achieve.
“I played against them last year, and the stadium, the zeal, and the emotion astounded me.
It is a really big club with a fantastic team and a great history. They’ve gotten a lot of good press, that much I know. The fact that they wanted me is extremely important.
Recall that prior to Christopher Nkunku’s summer transfer to Chelsea, Timo Werner gave him some advice.
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Werner said in an interview with the German publication SportBILD: “Everyone has to have their own experience.
“My first year was excellent, but my second was only okay. Should he decide to change, I can tell him from both great and terrible experiences.