Netherlands star player, Memphis Depay was in fine form for the Netherlands in their Euro 2020 opener against Ukraine.
In an entertaining Group C clash in Amsterdam, the Dutch side – missing Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk – raced into a 2-0 lead before being pegged back to 2-2, only to retake the lead with five minutes to go.
Much to the relief of Frank de Boer, his side held on for all three points as they marked their return to a major international tournament after a seven-year absence with a win.
Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Memphis Depay certainly put himself in the shop window with an impressive performance
Depay, who is out of contract at Lyon at the end of the month, would be a bargain signing for many clubs in Europe – including Chelsea who have been tipped to sign a new forward this summer.
And it just so happens that the former Manchester United forward previously named the Blues as one of the clubs he would like to play for.
“I want a new transfer to a top-level club this summer. Lyon is a big club but it’s not one of the five best in Europe,” Depay told Dutch magazine Helden back in January 2019. “I want to go to a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich.
“I want to go to a city that suits me and a club that suits me, to a team that really wants to play football.
“I always talk about Real Madrid, a royal club. White and gold shirts.”
Of course, much has changed in the 18 months since Depay made these comments and it would appear his next move has already been decided.
As spotted by Catalan newspaper Sport, Barcelona have already listed Depay as an option to add to the back of the club’s shirt on their online shop.
That ‘hint’ would suggest a move to the La Liga giants is all but done.
Although should he change his mind, Chelsea have already been given encouragement to pursue a deal as the 27-year-old has been quite complimentary about the west London outfit.