Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all keeping tabs on Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, according to reports in the Catalan media.
The three clubs have not made a move to sign the 28-year-old yet, but they will be monitoring his performances at the World Cup.
Barca are said to be willing to let Depay leave on a free transfer and his availability has sparked a debate among Gunners supporters on Twitter:
Great cover for gabi
— Sosa Walmart 🇪🇸 🇳🇬 (@PedroAisosa) November 20, 2022
Good player but I don't think he fits the profile of an Arsenal player.
— SP (@okurutsimp94) November 20, 2022
— president we ama2000 (@Tawanda_Wacho) November 20, 2022
His decent player and his experience will be good for youngster. As squad rotation im okay with that
— DingDong90's (@LiniMasaAgung) November 20, 2022
A hard NO
— essang essang (@essangessang) November 20, 2022
Yes. Good compliment for Jesus
— WannabeGooner (@WannabeGooner) November 20, 2022
No he does not have anything to add to my precious Arsenal
— Dreaybaba(Autodre) (@dreaybaba) November 20, 2022
He still got the fire so absolutely yes.
— aku na esi obi ike (@mazi_chikadibia) November 20, 2022
Depay’s credentials cannot be disputed. At international level, he has scored 42 goals in 81 caps for the Netherlands, while he has had a decent career since leaving United nearly six years ago.
The forward can play right across the front three, which makes him perfectly suited to providing cover for the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka.
Considering targets, such as Mykhaylo Mudryk, Yeremy Pino and Cody Gakpo are all likely to cost in excess of €50m, Depay would be a much cheaper alternative as well.