Strengthening the attacking unit was one of the priorities of Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman for the summer transfer window and also now in January.
Memphis Depay was Koeman’s favorite, but with the high performances of Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi in 2021, the transfer of the Dutchman may not be realized.
Both Messi and Griezmann have started the new year well. The Barcelona captain has scored four goals in the last two games, while Griezmann scored twice in the last game against Granada in La Liga.
Messi’s good combination and adaptation with Griezmann, as well as with Pedri, may prevent Depay from coming to the “Camp Nou”.
Finances can also be a problem for the Barcelona club to bring in players. The pandemic has hit them hard and the club has suffered hundreds of millions in losses.
But, it remains to be seen what steps will be taken in this transitional period by the Blaugrana club.