5 things that Memphis Depay will bring to Barcelona

Memphis Depay of Olympique Lyon. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)
Memphis Depay of Olympique Lyon. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images) /
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Lyon forward Memphis Depay. (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP) (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images) /

#3 Versatility in the wings

One of Depay’s most celebrated assets is the fact that he is not a traditional or a conventional number nine. While Barcelona fans may be in the mood for a true number nine, Depay also brings a lot of positives to the club. While it is true that the player did not start out as a number nine, he can certainly play that role and when required, he can play on the wings as well. This gives the manager a lot of options as to how to use the player on the pitch. While playing on the wings, Depay also becomes a good defensive possibility as the player’s high work rate allows him to fall back to his own half of the pitch and help out the defense, much like young midfielder Pedri. He can bring a new dimension to Barcelona’s gameplay and can be switched about in the middle of the game as well. We will have to wait and see how Koeman decides to use this amazing feature of his.