MANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham target Memphis Depay claims he snubbed summer moves as he relishes fighting for his place at Barcelona.
And he has remained a bit-part player at the Nou Camp – with star recruit Robert Lewandowski netting eight times in six LaLiga games.
But former United fringe man Depay insists he is happy he stayed.
The Holland star told ESPN: “Other clubs came and then you just look at your options. I decided to fight for my chance here.
“I was the top scorer of Barca with Aubameyang. I love competition and I don’t walk away from it. I enjoy being at Barca.”
Depay hit the second goal as he started Saturday’s 3-0 win over Elche.
And ex-Lyon hero Depay, now on international duty, said: “It’s nice to be able to perform and score a goal just before you have to join the national team.
“It’s just a reminder that you are still good at it.. not that I have doubts about that.
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“Things changed 360 degrees, but I am someone who never gives up.”
New United boss Erik ten Hag eventually splashed out £85.5million for winger Antony from old club Ajax.