FC Barcelona would like to terminate Memphis Depay's contract early. In the meantime, the attacker no longer resists too much - but he sets high conditions for this.
Just over a year ago, Barcelona decided to sign Memphis Depay on a free transfer. At that time, in the summer of 2021, he was given a two-year contract. But even this comparatively short term seems to be too long for the club.
It's no longer a secret that Barca would like to part ways with the 28-year-old prematurely. Accordingly, the Catalans would like to target a contract termination. Depay, on the other hand, had always resisted this step.
But apparently the current season is giving him a hard time. Although he has missed most of the season so far due to a thigh problem, he played almost no role under Xavi before that. He too now seems to be aware that he no longer has a future with the club.
This includes the fact that he would like to have the outstanding salary paid out in full and at the same time want to be accommodated at a club that has qualified for the finals of the Champions League. That's not all: he should also demand a bigger role at this new club.
Quite high demands made by the Dutch international. On the other hand, he is of course not forced to prematurely terminate the working paper signed with Barca. Since he should not feel well treated by those responsible, he will not make any further concessions.
So if Barcelona don't see a possible target for Depay, he will stay. Then the club would have to wait until next summer before the contract expires.
This article was originally published on 90min.com as Barca push contract termination: Depay sets high terms.