- Barcelona forward Memphis Depay has opened up on his new relationship with his father after years of not seeing eye to eye
- The Dutch forward was born to a Ghanaian father in the Netherlands, but his dad left when he was young
- Depay had a decent first season with Spanish giants Barcelona, helping them finish second in the just ended La Liga campaign
Memphis Depay says he is 'now cool' with his father following years of not being on good terms after his Ghanaian dad abandoned him at a young age.
The Barcelona star grew up without a father figure at home, making it difficult for him at the early stages of his life on the streets of Moordrecht.
In a video posted on social media, the 28-year-old revealed that he has forgiven his father and they are 'now cool'.
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"I didn't come that far to talk about it but now we cool," when we asked if he was angry at his father for leaving. "You know I'm older. At the age 22, I think 23, I forgave him," he said.
"He is not a bad guy, he just don't take his responsibilities. He knows that. I was for a very long time angry because obviously you get those questions a lot when you play football.
"People even make jokes about it. Fans of other teams, players but at the end of the day I know how to become a good dad when I become one someday, hopefully."
Depay met his dad Mr. Dennis Depay and the pair have since ironed out their issues, with his father helping him to become a better man.
The former Manchester United striker scored 12 goals in 28 La Liga games in the 2021/22 season.
Memphis Depay reveals reason for rejecting to play for Ghana
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Memphis Depay turned down an approach by the Ghana Football Association to have him named in the Black Stars squad due to his father.
The Barcelona attacker was born to a Ghanaian father and a Dutch mother, thus the 28-year-old was eligible to play for the Black Stars.
But Depay, who has Ghanaian dual citizenship, Ghana and the Netherlands, chose to represent the European powerhouse, the country of his birth.
Source: Sports Brief News