Depay leaves Barcelona to join Atletico Madrid.

The two clubs made the announcement on Friday that Atletico Madrid had acquired Dutch forward Memphis Depay from their rivals in the La Liga, Barcelona, for three million euros, or $3.25 million.

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After an injury-plagued time at the Camp Nou, the 28-year-old has signed a contract with Atletico for two and a half years.

Add-ons associated with the transfer could cost Atletico as much as one million euros more.

Barcelona claimed that there was an option for them to acquire Atletico’s versatile Belgian international Yannick Carrasco.

After making the move to Barca from Lyon in 2021, Depay scored 14 goals in 42 games.

However, Depay only made four appearances for Xavi Hernandez’s team this season due to injury and the arrival of Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.

With 43 goals and a goal at the 2022 World Cup, Depay is the second highest goal scorer for the Netherlands.

After a disappointing time at Manchester United, he spent five productive years at Lyon.

This season, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid have struggled and are currently fourth in La Liga, 13 points behind leaders Barca and eliminated from the Champions League.

Joao Felix, who left Madrid earlier this month to join Chelsea on loan, is likely to be replaced by Depay.

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