Memphis: Messi, Aguero and I can play in same Barcelona attack

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Memphis Depay is counting on Lionel Messi signing a new contract with Barcelona.

Speaking with Sport, Memphis made clear he was counting on Messi staying this season.

He said: “Playing with Messi would be incredible. I hope it is possible. He has qualities that the team needs and it is important that we build something around him. This squad houses a lot of talent."

Depay thinks an attacking trio with Messi and Sergio Aguero is a realistic option.

“There are a lot of attackers in the squad, but in my opinion we are different. I have my qualities and strengths and they differ from, say, Aguero, or any player for that matter. I think all three of us can play together, but let's see how things go."

Memphis also spoke of his relationship with coach Ronald Koeman.

He stated: “He was very important to me in important years of my career. He made a change at the Dutch national team, counted on me and gave me confidence. And now he counts on me in this adventure. With Koeman it is easier for me to adapt. I know what he expects of me, we've been working together for years. But even then I will have to give everything, it will not be easy. Without Koeman it would have been different anyway."

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