Still, club president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that the Netherlands international will be available for the Coupe de la Ligue final against PSG and their clash in the Champions League with Juventus.
The future of Depay at Lyon is unclear
The future of Lyon star Memphis Depay remains unclear. Still, club president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that the Netherlands international will be available for the Coupe de la Ligue final against PSG and their clash in the Champions League with Juventus. The contract for the former Manchester United has grown a year later, but Lyon’s prospect will be able to keep it looks slender. Stepping down from the back of a severe injury and coupled with the coronavirus crisis. However, Lyon can struggle to return for what they could wish the player at the beginning of the year. Also, Aulas knows that it will be challenging to keep a player who scored 14 times in 18 matches, including five out of five in the Champions League, after the end of the summer transfer window.
Lyon have to make a choice
“He will play in the final that awaits us,” the president told reporters in the Champions League Juventus – a match in which Lyon held a 1-0 lead thanks to their first-leg victory in France. “Unfortunately, the international transfer window will last until October 13, so we must choose our players.” Meanwhile, it seems extremely unlikely that Lyon will return in Europe next season, while the Rhone side will have to win the Champions League if they play on the continent. With this in mind, they are already looking at a reduction in their number, with a talented teenager Amine Gouiri going to switch to Patrick Vieira’s Nice. At the same time, midfielder Lucas Tousart, who scored against Juve, has moved to Hertha Berlin.
“There will be departures, and we will have to make a choice. Because we already have more than 30 players,” Aulas revealed. “We must let go of some, lend others, and have to find compromises to have a good team. Out of this crisis, we must strive for top places. I do not say the name, but why not? Lyon finished last season in seventh place in Ligue 1, a further 10 points behind Rennes, which claimed the Champions League’s final berth.