BARCELONA – Memphis Depay will make his official debut as a Barcelona player on Sunday against Real Sociedad, once he will sign up the Dutch striker, along with Eric García, on Saturday, an official source from the Barça club confirmed to ESPN Digital.
At the Camp Nou it is argued that the departure of Lionel Messi alleviated Barça’s economic situation in terms of player registrations and that the inclusion of Memphis was not considered in doubt, despite the speculations that were repeated in recent days. as in the case of the Catalan defender.
With Emerson automatically registered as it was not a proper signing (the club shared its property with Real Betis), the registration of Sergio Agüero will be postponed without a date.
The Argentine striker is expected until late in October and considering that his signing is as a free agent, he is not tied to the need to be registered before the end of August … Although the initial intention of the Barça club is regularize their presence in the squad for the next two weeks.
Barcelona plans to issue an official statement in which, in addition to giving an account of the registration of its players, it will report on the steps it has carried out in recent weeks, both in reference to the negotiations for salary adjustments with members of the squad. , the captains mainly, as in terms of the movements that may exist in the locker room.
The public confirmation of Memphis, which Ronald Koeman has already known a few days ago, will mean an obvious relief for the Barça coach, who is now awaiting the set-up of Frenkie de Jong and who will have Pedri, who started training, at his disposal without further difficulties. with the squad on Thursday.
With the losses due to injury of Ousmane Dembélé and Ansu Fati, which are added to that of Agüero, Koeman has adjusted the lead to the presence of his compatriot along with Antoine Griezmann, as indisputable starters, also counting, for the moment, with Martin Braithwaite, with whom you work an exit before ending the market.
And being able to make use of the surprising Yusuf Demir while the role of Alex Collado remains in doubt, who for now has not been assigned a first team number and whose stay at the club will not be cleared in an immediate term.