Apparently, Memphis Depay is improving massively, having seen his performance in all competitions this year (2021). The Dutchman is currently one of the top-5 players with the most goal contributions in Europe's top-5 leagues. Of course, the Blaugranas have seen an ideal replacement for Lionel Messi, if the player can continue with his brilliant form.
As regards the international games, the Barcelona's new signing registered a hat-trick against Turkey on Tuesday, as he helped the Netherlands national team to put six goals past their opponent. Without a doubt, the Ronald Koeman's man is gradually reaching a milestone in his football career.
Having said that, Memphis Depay is close to breaking a particular international record, as he equalled Johan Cruyff's record for Netherlands with 33 goals on Tuesday. Frankly, the Dutchman has all the abilities and capabilities to smash the record, because he has been buzzing and making waves this year.
The Blaugranas' new signing could break Robin van Persie's international record of 50 goals, in the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, because he currently has 33 goals as he claimed a hat-trick against Turkey this week. Obviously, the upcoming international games may be interesting for him, because he's a footballer who enjoys playing with swag.
Statistically, Memphis Depay has single-handedly registered 55 goals in 71 appearances for Netherlands in his entire career. As a result of that, he has an average of a goal or assist every 97.4 minutes. Therefore, that literally makes him an irreplaceable player under Louis van Gaal, and that was why Ronald Koeman was hell-bent on bringing him to Camp Nou before the summer's transfer window.
With all that being said, he needs more than 17 goals to smash Robin van Persie's record. However, nobody knows Netherlands' possible opponents in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but the Catalans' versatile forward is able to bag more than 17 goals in the World Cup competition.
In addition, only Robert Lewandowski (50), Lionel Messi (47) and Erling Haaland (44) have more goal contributions than Memphis Depay (42) in Europe's top-5 leagues, as he literally has more goals+assists than the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Neymar Jr, Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest.
Without a doubt, Robin van Persie was indeed a brilliant and complete forward, having seen his displays at Arsenal and Manchester United. However, the 27-year-old Dutch player has improved himself to the point of breaking the international record, because he has been involved in all Barcelona's goals this season.
Simply put, Memphis Depay could smash the Gunners' legend record of 50 international goals for Netherlands, as he's currently on 33 goals, having registered a hat-trick against Turkey on Tuesday night.
Can Memphis Depay really break the international record?
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