The 28-year-old Barcelona star is no stranger to her father’s hometown, often visiting the West African country to enhance her familiarity with its cultural roots.

The Dutch international used his Instagram to post photos from his previous visit to Ghana dressed in cultural regalia with a message simply showing the Ghanaian flag and globe emoji accompanied by the year ‘2023’.

Depay visited Ghana in June last year over the summer, and it certainly wasn’t the first time he’d been through his hometown.

He loves spending his holidays in Ghana, at the same time taking time to visit his foundation for various charity projects he is currently sponsoring.

During his stay in Ghana, the part-time music star was able to meet the first citizen of Ghana – President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Depay also posted a photo of himself and the Ghanaian president through a message on his official Instagram account.

In the post, Depay posted a photo presenting his Barcelona jersey to the Ghanaian president.

The Barcelona forward also met with the King of Ghana, Otumfuo Osei Tutu.

According to Depay, the King of Ghana revealed that he met his grandfather before traveling to Europe and that they were the best of friends.

The Dutch star has made a nightmare start to the 2022/23 La Liga campaign after suffering injury setbacks, and helped the club finish in second place last season.

However, he was able to make it to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar last December and has returned to full fitness with the team following the tournament’s conclusion.

He has only played twice for the Blaugrana in the league this season, scoring once.

Speculation also continues to surround his future due to a lack of playing time at the club, having slipped down the pecking order with manager Xavi preferring Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres ahead of the Dutch attacking star this season.

However, he could be called up by Xavi when Barcelona travel to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atlético de Madrid on Sunday night, January 8, 2022.