A man of many talent and a versatile attacker whom have had a few tour up his career. Memphis Depay is one of the most talked about player in the world, since his move to Barcelona after his contract expire with Olympique Lyonnaise in the summer of 2021
In fact, the Dutchman rose against the odds to be at the pinnacle of the footballing world while getting praise for his talent in music with varieties of rap singles release by the Dutch footballer who took the world by storm in 2015
More so, the Dutchman is one of the current generation best player, while he constantly influence his team play to score more goals despite the fact that he doesn’t have luxurious goal to his name like other football shaper stars, but his talent is unquestionable as he drive his team to glory
Moreover, the Dutch international was born on February 13, 1994 to a Ghanaian father, Dennis Depay and Dutch mother Cora Schensema in the small town of Holland Village of Moorsrecht. Though, not much of early life is known to the public, but it was touted that his father left the family when he was four years.
Like most other footballer, Memphis Depay began his footballing career so early in his life. Tho if h it was rumored that his father departure led him to football and music – but he began his career was on the sail when Sparta Rotterdam acquired him form his local club, VV Moordrecht when he was just 8 years old.
However, it was after he began a little mature at a tender age around 11-year-old that he began to caught the eye of PSV Eindhoven, Ajax Amsterdam, Feyenoord. But he opted to switch his allegiance to PSV Eindhoven when he was 11 years under the influence of his grandfather- despite his grandfather being an Ajax fan.
More so, it was in PSV Eindhoven that his career began to form, as he finally made his professional debut with the club in 2011. Though, he didn’t have much to do until 2013 that he began to truly show his worth in team under the guidance of Philip Cocu, who was the head coach of the PSV Eindhoven at the time.
Despite having having his breakout season in the 2013-2014 campaign, the Dutch international began to establish his dominance in 2014-15 where he helped PSV Eindhoven to there first league triumph since 2008 with 22 goals as the league top scorer ahead of his Barcelona current teammate, Luuk De Jong who was in second place with 20 goals
In 2015, prior to his move to Manchester United, the young Memphis was at the center of attraction from many club in Europe as the like of PSG, Tottenham Hotspurs, Liverpool and Chelsea were vying for his service.
But Depay moved to Manchester United with a full prospect of been a great player that would eventually fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo since the Portuguese departed the club in the summer 2009 after the Dutch man won the French Football best young player in 2015.
However his spell at the English club wasn’t so encouraging with his performance below the expectations of the management and the fans which led to his departure from the club in the January transfer of 2017 to Olympique Lyonnaise.
Moreover, after a disappoint spell at United, the Dutchman found his career back the French club while he would go on to be an integral part of the Olympique Lyonnaise that would reach semifinals of the UEFA Champions League after defeating almighty Manchester City in the quarterfinals of 2020 Champions League
In his time at the French club, the Dutch international quickly became an integral part of the French team while treating the French crowd and the Lyonnaise fans with some tricks and flicks l, showing hem why he was voted the best young player by the French Football in 2015.
However, at the twilight of his French spell, Memphis made it known to the fans that he would not be extending his contract with which his later sign for Barcelona on June 19, 2021 for contract that would make the Dutchman represent the Blaugrana for two years
In fact, it was made known by his grandmother that Memphis has been dreaming of playing for Barcelona since his childhood and while his dream may have been fulfilled, it is on his shoulder to help the Catalan club win some trophy after the departure of Lionel Messi with which the Blaugrana is hit with series of on and off the field problem Although, with him, there have some highlight in na the attacking stint of the Spanish giant club, but the Dutchman would have to up his game, if Barcelona is going to scoop the La Liga from Atletico de Madrid who is touted to win the La Liga Santander according to the sports and odds for La Liga season winner.
Going away from football is the talent that the Dutchman picked up since his childhood. However, Memphis Depay is now an accomplish musician while he had release some rap freestyle on YouTube account with the earliest one being released in 2017
Memphis released many single rap including his most aired song “No Love” which was released after he broke off his engagement with his then fiancée, Lori Harvey. But the magic attacker release his debut album in the summer of 2020 after he guide Lyonnaise to there first UEFA Champions League Semifinals in a decade
In fact, Memphis has relished his desire to go into full music career after he retire from football after featuring the Dutch hiphop star Winnie in his song, as well as Broederliefde in another.
Memphis Depay Net worth
Despite having lots of suitors vying for his service at the end of his Lyonnaise contract in the summer of 2021, where he could made more money for himself – but Memphis Depay opted to represent Barcelona with 30% reduction to his €7 million Lyonnaise yearly wages which amount to €5 million as his yearly wages in Barcelona
However, with a glittering music career and football career that is ever rising since his move away from Manchester United, Memphis Depay is touted be worth around €22 million with which his most income raining from his football career.
Moreover, some of his income is attenuated to his music career, endorsements, and sponsorship deal. Memphis Depay have been sponsored by Under Armour with a lucrative deal until the pear split up in early 2022, but he had been sponsored by Adidas, among many other endorsement that have wailed up to the Dutchman during his illustrious career.