Barcelona Editorial

5 things you should know about Barcelona star Memphis Depay

After three successive attempts, Barcelona have succeeded in tying Memphis Depay to a 2 year contract. The attacker will be the fourth player to arrive Camp Nou after Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royal.

His arrival now means Barcelona have seven attack minded players { Lionel Messi, Ousame Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, Philippe Coutinho and Memphis Depay}.

But that a good problem for Ronald Koeman who have lots of options to pick for. Depay meanwhile will offer Barcelona, physicality, fire power, creativity and lots more.

Here are the 5 things you need to know about Depay

Depay’s father is a Ghanaian- Memphis Depay was born in 1994 to a Ghanaian father, Dennis Depay, and a Dutch mother, Cora Schenseman, in the small village of Moordrecht. Although, his father left him when he was four years old but he still managed to keep in touch with his son.

Depay’s maternal grandfather spur him to play football– Memphis maternal grandfather Kees, played a crucial role in shaping Depay into the superstar he is today. When Depay was still a kid, he promised his grandfather that he will one day become a superstar and that promise he kept even though Kees wasn’t alive to see him rise to superstar status.

Depay is a good rapper– Football might shut Depay to limelight but, he still manages to follow his passion of rapping. Depay is a good rapper and his flows are good to listen to.

Every tattoo on Depay’s body tells a story- Depay’s is the third most tattooed player after Sergio Ramos and Nannigolan. But the tattoos aren’t just for fashion, they tell a story of his past life struggles and redemption. The attacker have battled depression, castigation and even public humiliation while playing for Manchester United but today, he is playing for the biggest club in the world alongside Lionel Messi.

Memphis is versatile and creative– Depay is capable of playing as the lone striker, the second striker, a winger or even as an attacking midfielder. The 27-year-old isn’t just versatile, he posses an explosive pace; good dribbling ability, a ferocious shoot and a eye for a pass.

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