FC Barcelona forward joins growing talent roster
We are excited to announce the signing of FC Barcelona and Netherlands star, Memphis Depay to our roster of talent.
As part of the agreement, we will be generating and managing all commercial opportunities for the 75 times capped footballer.
Memphis, 27, has 38 goals for the Netherlands and is just 12 shy of breaking the national record. He is in sparkling form this season notching 17 times in 29 appearances for club and country, since making the move from Olympic Lyonnais in June last year.
Away from the pitch he has proven himself to be one of the most unique and multi-faceted athletes of his generation. Fast emerging as one of the most marketable athletes worldwide, he has established himself as a fashion and cultural icon.
Memphis has set up his own clothing line as well as a record label to release his music, which has had more than 50 million views on YouTube, all supported by a personal social media footprint of 22.5m worldwide.
In addition to his business credentials, he launched his own foundation, which aims to use the power of sport and music to support deaf and blind children around the world, improving social empowerment and inclusion.
Tim Lopez, Director – Talent, who will be working alongside Memphis commented: “Memphis is bursting with creativity on and off the pitch. We are looking forward to using our expertise to help elevate his brand even further.
“We are already in advanced conversations with several global brands and expect there to be a number of announcements to come in the next few months. Memphis is also an innovator, with a keen eye for the new technology shaping our world, so you can expect to hear exciting developments around his involvement in that space, too.”
Memphis said: “It’s great to have joined forces with an experienced agency like CSM. It’s clear they understand my vision. Be it through football, music, fashion or with my foundation, I like to express myself through artistry. Working together with the team at CSM, I am looking forward to teaming up with commercial partners who share the same values.”
Memphis becomes the latest signing to a burgeoning roster of talent at CSM from across the world of sport and entertainment.