Depay was initially going to signal for Barça final summer time, just for La Liga to dam the transfer attributable to wage cap laws. He bounced again from this disappointment tremendously final season, registering 20 objectives and 12 assists for Lyon in Ligue 1.
One of many foremost attracts for Depay would have been the potential to play with Messi. Nonetheless, Barça had been prevented from agreeing a brand new cope with La Pulga and he subsequently joined PSG on a free switch.
Chatting with El Periodico (by way of Barca Universal), Depay revealed that he didn’t have any contact with the legendary ahead earlier than he left.
“I didn’t even get to know him [Messi]. He got here late to the pre-season due to the break after the Copa América and I couldn’t even say hi there to him,” he stated.
Depay has settled in effectively at Camp Nou, impressing in pre-season and likewise establishing Gerard Pique for the opener in his aspect’s 4-2 win over Actual Sociedad final Sunday. He went on to substantiate that he’s gelling together with his new teammates.
“Everybody has been very good they usually have made it simple for me. Piqué has helped me quite a bit as a result of his English is sweet. With Alba I even have a number of enjoyable. After all, Frenkie and Dest, as a result of I already knew them. It’s a pleasant dressing room,” he stated.
Depay stated that his relationship with Barça head coach Ronald Koeman can also be robust.
“I do know what he desires from me, I do know what I’ve to do, there’s a chemistry between us and that is essential.”
He added: “I attempt to give one thing further on the pitch, one thing necessary for the staff, additionally pleasure within the sport, that’s why the reference to the followers is unimaginable. It makes me really feel improbable and I hope it continues. I’ll give every part on the pitch in order that they’ll get pleasure from.”