Barcelona are reportedly planning to re-sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Chelsea only if they offload Memphis Depay.
According to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, Barcelona are working to see if they can afford Aubameyang’s wages if Depay leaves Camp Nou amid the ongoing January transfer window.
Depay is a target for Atletico Madrid after Joao Felix left for Chelsea on loan on Wednesday.
Barcelona manager Jordi Craif spoke about Depay last month and hinted that the Dutch international was looking for a move away from Barcelona.
However, he noted that the Blaugrana may not want to sell him.
Cryuff said, “Why should we sell Depay in January if it’s hard to sign new players because of Financial Fair Play? He’s always been a great professional. He could really come in handy. A free agent in June? We’ll see in the coming months.”
Depay has seen very limited playing time this season due to injuries and the form of Barcelona’s other forwards.
On the other hand, Aubameyang left Barcelona last summer to join Chelsea, having only joined the Spanish giants in January 2022. The Gabonese star is having a hard time at Stamford Bridge.
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