FC Barcelona defeated Girona 3-1 in its second pre-season match ahead of the 2021-22 season, courtesy of goals from Gerard Piqué, Rey Manaj, and Memphis Depay on his debut for the club. Ronald Koeman, Memphis, and Nico González spoke after the match.
After over a month of the announcement, Memphis Depay was officially presented as an FC Barcelona player today at the Camp Nou. Laporta, Rafa Yuste, Mateu Alemany and Depay all spoke at the held press conference.
Memphis Depay recently became the 21st Dutch player to sign for FC Barcelona. He was one of the many Dutch players linked to Barça during Koeman’s spell as the head coach, to the frustration of some fans. Has it always been this way, or is this typically Koeman?
Memphis Depay, who will soon be presented as a new FC Barcelona player, spoke in a talk with influencer Elsa Majimbo on Instagram, where he talked about signing for Barça, the national team, his passion for music and much more.
Gini Wijnaldum’s transfer to Barcelona is all but confirmed. Reliable reports say only salary details and a medical check remains before the dutch midfielder becomes the first signing of the second Joan Laporta era.
Now that Barcelona are practically out of the title race, Joan Laporta and the board have decided that a big reshuffling of the squad is needed. A double digit number of players are set to be shown the door.