All parties agreed to reopen negotiations in January to seal the deal, but Depay’s signing for Barcelona is not so clear right now.
Memphis Depay’s transfer to Barcelona has been collapsed
In October, a deal to bring Memphis Depay to Camp Nou was ready to go into effect as soon as Lyon and Barcelona’s agreement could be reached, as the player had agreed to sign. However, the club’s salary limit saw the transfer collapsed at the last minute. All parties agreed to reopen negotiations in January to seal the deal. But Depay’s signing for Barcelona is not so clear right now. According to reports, his signing now seems like never before from the winter transfer market. The club has doubts about the investment required. The need is less pressing given Pedri’s performance, Martin Braithwaite’s good form, Ousmane Dembele’s recovery and the recovery of the injured Ansu Fati, making it challenging to find space in attack.
The club’s priority is defence, where Gerard Piqué has been ruled out until April. And there are doubts about Samuel Umtiti. Eric Garcia is a desirable candidate to join in January. Which will be the only signing due to its financial situation. Memphis Depay was Ronald Koeman’s wish. But Braithwaite’s good performance impressed him. And he would accept that there was no need for another striker if the Danish striker remains at the club.