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Arsenal could now sign former Man United star for just £1.7m, it's a bargain

Ryan Smart

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Arsenal could now sign former Man United star for just £1.7m, it's a bargain

Arsenal are reportedly plotting a move to sign former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay - and they could land him for a bargain fee.

The Netherlands international has impressed during the World Cup, despite entering Qatar with an injury.

He came off the bench in the opening two games for Netherlands, before playing 65 minutes in the 2-1 group stage win over Qatar.

Then, against United States in the last 16, Depay struck the opening goal in 10 minutes in an eventual 3-1 win. Despite missing the previous six weeks due to injury, he was still trusted to play a key role for his country in Qatar by Dutch boss Louis van Gaal.



The forward is expected to start once again when Netherlands take on Argentina on Friday evening.

Could Depay leave Barcelona?

Depay has been consistently linked with a move away from current club Barcelona since the summer transfer window.


At that point, the 28-year-old was attracting interest from the likes of Tottenham, with Spanish outlet Sport claiming Barca were willing to sell the player for just £17 million.

But it has since been reported that they will allow him to leave in January should Depay desire that particular outcome, and that it could equate to a free transfer move away from Spain.

Arsenal linked with Depay

Arsenal have been one of the teams credited with an interest in the 28-year-old, but may face competition from United, who are interested in re-signing their former forward.


Sport have now claimed that Roma have joined the race for the Dutchman, who Barca now value at just €2 million (£1.7 million).

Despite his struggles at Camp Nou over the past year, Depay's World Cup showings prove he still has plenty of talent.

At a cut price, and with Arsenal searching for a winger to provide competition to Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe, Depay's top-level experience could be a major boost in their challenge for the Premier League title.

In addition, the Dutchman's versatility means he can also play up front, making him a potential injury replacement for Gunners star Gabriel Jesus.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Manchester United, Memphis Depay, Football World Cup, Transfers, Netherlands

Ryan Smart
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