Atletico Madrid to win the race to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona in January

Memphis Depay is yet to play for Barcelona since returning from World Cup duty.

Memphis Depay is on the radar of Atletico Madrid and they might win the race. The Madrid giants are planning to sign the Barca man in the January transfer window after sending Joao Felix to Chelsea, Voetbal International reports.

Atletico are keen to bring the Dutchman to the Civitas Metropolitano on a loan deal after sending their Portuguese international to Stamford Bridge. Joao Felix recently made his debut for Chelsea.

After giving Felix to the Blues, Atletico Madrid are in need of depth in their attack, and Depay is thought to be high on their list for the rest of the season. There might be a few hurdles ahead if they are to sign the Netherlands international this month.

The 28-year-old forward is yet to play for Barcelona since returning from World Cup duty despite being named on the bench against Espanyol and Atletico Madrid.

Memphis Depay is an important player for Barcelona and Xavi would surely think about it. However, Barca are planning to resign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in this winter transfer window. Surprising element in the story is Atletico are also monitoring the Chelsea forward.

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