Atletico Madrid confirmed on Friday that it has signed Dutch forward Memphis Depay from La Liga rivals Barcelona for three million euros ($3.25 million).
After an injury-plagued tenure at Camp Nou, the 28-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Atletico.
The move might cost Atletico up to one million euros in add-ons.
Barcelona stated that the agreement includes an option to purchase versatile Belgian international Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid.
Depay scored 14 goals in 42 appearances for Barcelona after joining from Lyon in 2021.
However, due to injury issues and the signing of Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, Depay has only made four appearances for Xavi Hernandez’s side this season.
Depay is the Netherlands’ second highest scorer of all time with 43 goals and netted once at the 2022 World Cup.
He enjoyed a fruitful five-year spell at Lyon after a disappointing stint with Manchester United.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico have struggled this term and are fourth in La Liga, 13 points behind leaders Barca, having also been knocked out of the Champions League.
Depay will be expected to replace Joao Felix who left Madrid earlier this month to join Chelsea on loan.
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