Olympique Lyonnais forward Memphis Depay to join Barcelona

Memphis Depay is set to join Spanish giants Barçelona. Lyon sporting Director Juninho has confirmed the same.

Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay
1 Lyon Memphis Depay fingers ears goal celebration - FirstSportz

The transfer window for international transfers will close tonight as all the European clubs are trying their best to sign their target players. The Spanish Giants Barcelona under Ronald Koeman has undergone several changes already.

Since his arrival the Dutchman has released several important Barcelona players like Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur and Vidal. He also has signed some new players like Pjanic and Sergino Dest. Now Koeman is working hard to bring in his Countryman Memphis Depay.

Memphis Depay has agreed to join Barcelona

Reports suggest that Dutch International Memphis Depay is close on signing a permanent deal with the Spanish Stalwarts Barcelona. The 26 year old Memphis Depay has been a part of the Ligue 1 side since 2017.  He played a major role in the French side’s impressive run in the UEFA Champions League last season. However Depay’s time at France is coming to an end as Lyon’s Sporting Director has confirmed that Depay’s move to Barcelona is getting close.

Speaking about Depay’s future at Olympique Lyonnais, Juninho the sporting director of Lyon said, “Memphis? He is in his last year of contract. He agreed with Barca. Maybe he will leave tomorrow, but nothing is certain. He’s most likely to leave, but if he stays I hope he will help us win the matches.”

However the one player Olympique Lyonnais aren’t willing to let go is Jeff Reine-Adelaide.  Speaking about the same Juninho added, “Jeff and Depay, they’re two different cases. Jeff, we never thought about parting with him. You have to ask him the question. He didn’t agree with Hertha. If he stays with us, I hope he has the personality to react on the pitch. If he agrees with them, he will leave, otherwise he stays.”

ALSO READ| AIFF announces ‘Indian Football – Forward Together’ as its new motto