Robert Lewandowski reportedly doesn’t have a good relationship with his Barcelona teammate Memphis Depay. The striker is happy to have secured the Dutchman’s No.9 shirt but doesn’t feel any connection on the pitch.
The main El Nacional story of the day comes from Barcelona, and they claim there is a rift between Lewandowski and Depay. The Polish striker reportedly doesn’t like the Dutchman, who stayed put despite leaving offers.
Lewandowski wants to lead the attack, and the report claims the Polish star wants to link up with Pedri, Gavi, Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati on the pitch. El Nacional add that the Dutchman was deliberately omitted by the former Bayern Munich star when asked about his favorite team-mates lately.
Memphis Depay is determined to do well at Barcelona
Depay admitted he had offers to leave Barcelona this summer but opted to fight for his place at Camp Nou. The Dutchman didn’t name any clubs but confirmed he has offers on his table this summer.
Speaking to the press (via GBeNeFN), Depay said:
“They managed to sign a lot of players. I weighed my options. Some clubs came in. I was the top scorer with [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang last season. It’s not that I didn’t show anything. It’s not that I’m stepping down just because there are competitors. I like competition.”
“I’m a Barca player and I’m having a good time at the club. People are nice. I’m just having a good time. You have to accept the choices the coach makes. That doesn’t mean you like to show that I’m better than someone else. I do it in training sessions and then it’s up to the coach to play.”
Juventus were reportedly the team that came closest to signing Depay this summer. The Italian team had decided to sign the striker but this decision fell through despite Depay’s agreement to terminate the contract with Barcelona.