Dutch winger Memphis Depay, flirted with the idea of moving to one of the biggest clubs in the world such as Real Madrid or FC Barcelona in the future.
For a top player such as Memphis Depay, gaining his confidence back was very important and now he can start thinking about moving to greener pastures like Real Madrid or Barcelona’s.
The Holland international started his romance with one of the world’s biggest clubs on the wrong foot, his time at Manchester United was a great life lesson that taught him what he mustn’t do in one of the squads with a bigger tradition.
After getting more grounded by playing for a less powerful club like Olympique Lyonnais, Memphis can now start thinking about a better future for himself and maybe even think about major clubs that he would like to represent in the future.
The player has already proven himself in Ligue 1 and most importantly, on the international stage by leading the Netherlands to the UEFA Nations League’s playoffs.
The young talent needed to get a small taste of humility before he started thinking big again because the talent has always been there, but the kid needed some teachings from the biggest legends of the game.
"Lyon is a big club, but not one of the five best in Europe. I want to go to a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, PSG or Bayern. I want to go to a city that suits me, to a team that really wants to play football."
– Memphis Depay. 👀 pic.twitter.com/4ghZM6xpMX
— Transfer Talk (@EPLBible) January 29, 2019
Manager Ronald Koeman was an essential part of this learning process for Depay, his Holland manager made him realize that he was still light years away from becoming Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo and let him know that this goal was going to be impossible with a giant ego like his.
Despite still having pride as the base of his personality, Depay has learned a little bit more about what it means to be a better footballer and a better teammate.
The player is still learning and he may never stop this process, but he feels a lot more confident now that he has become one of the best players in Ligue 1 and he obviously wants more.
The goal now is to aim for the biggest clubs in the world, one of them is in Paris, but Depay’s ambition is pushing to look for the biggest club he can think of.
The options are obvious: FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC, Juventus, and a couple more clubs.
But knowing the type of personality and psychological profile Memphis has always shown, the ideal place for him to go is Real Madrid without a doubt.
I'm writing down names, I'm making a list, I'm checking it twice and I'm getting them hit! 💥 pic.twitter.com/o6MC5x4yvL
— Memphis (@Memphis) January 29, 2019
The player’s description of his ideal club during a recent interview on Helden Media, is very revealing of a player who has always loved the most lavish style of living and suits perfectly with the most successful club in football history.
While it may still be a little too soon for Depay to be considered as a suitable player for Los Blancos on a level of performance, it’s good to know that he has already set his sights on this new objective because we will now watch him give his best until he achieves his target.
“I want a new transfer to a top-level club this summer. Lyon is a big club but it’s not one of the five best in Europe,” said Memphis on the interview.
“I want to go to a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich.”
“I want to go to a city that suits me and a club that suits me, to a team that really wants to play football.”
“I always talk about Real Madrid, a royal club. White and gold shirts.”
“I think I will end up playing for Real Madrid. That is my objective. Only God knows if that will happen and he will help me.”
— Memphis (@Memphis) January 26, 2019
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