Ronald Koeman, the new coach of Barcelona is working hard to fix the problems in Barcelona. Players like Gini Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay are in his plans, but the former Dutch coach, Louis van Gaal thinks otherwise regarding Depay.


The Dutchman is one of the Bluagrana’s targets in attacking positions during the current transfer window as Ronald Koeman tries to rebuild the squad.

Depay worked under Van Gaal with both the Dutch national team and Manchester United.

“Depay is talented, but let’s not forget that he’s not [Lionel] Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo,”  Van Gaal told Tuttomercatoweb, published in Marca.

“There’s always a point of questioning.”

“Depay is an interesting player, especially when he can play in a free role.”

“But you have to bear in mind that he’ll have to adapt to a new culture and a new team.”


“The first year is always difficult – look at what happened with [Matthijs] De Ligt and [Frenkie] De Jong.”

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