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Memphis Depay Reveals He is Compatible With Aguero and Messi

Mudeet Arora
Depay believes he will form a strong partnership with Messi and Aguero
Depay believes he will form a strong partnership with Messi and Aguero / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

FC Barcelona's new striker Memphis Depay has no doubt that himself, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero will be compatible to perform together at the Camp Nou.

Depay joined the Catalan giants as a free transfer from Lyon a while after Aguero made the move from Manchester City.

Since it was confirmed that Aguero and Depay will feature alongside Messi in Barcelona's front-three, fans and pundits who have been questioning the compatibility of the trio.

However, Depay is confident that everything will work out just fine.

"It would be amazing to play with [Messi]. Hopefully it is possible. He has a number of qualities that the team needs and it would be important to build everything around that," he told Sport.

"There is a lot of talent in the team. It would be great for me to play alongside him and win titles. We have many attackers, but all different in my opinion. I have different abilities and strengths than Sergio Aguero, for example, or any other player.

"I think the three of us are compatible and different, but we are going to see how everything happens."

The Dutch striker also hailed the influence of his compatriot coach Ronald Koeman on his career and believes they will work well together for Barcelona's betterment.

“[Koeman] has had a great impact on me, in important years,” he said. “He was able to change the Netherlands team, he counted on me, he gave me confidence. Now he has wanted to count on me for this adventure in Barcelona, so he has undoubtedly been a relevant figure.

“I know him and how he trains, so it's easier for me to adapt. I know what he expects of me, we've been working together for a long time. Even with him on the bench it will obviously not be easy at all, but it is clear that it is a good thing. Without him it would have been different.”