Juninho has confirmed that the transfer of Memphis Depay has been agreed upon. Barcelona need a replacement for Luis Suarez. Clubs have only one day to complete the transfer.
There have been many reports in recent weeks that Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman wanted to add Lyon’s Dutch attacking Memphis Depay. After the departure of Luis Suarez, Barcelona did not have a nominal striker, in fact.
Late last night, Lyon sporting director Juninho Pernambucano confirmed that an agreement has already been reached between the clubs. So, Memphis Depay will become a Barcelona player.
Juninho mentioned this story in a conversation with “El Chiringito.” Prior to that, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas categorically denied the possibility of selling Memphis.
The clubs have only one day to sign the transfer officially, and that is the main problem. Especially since Barcelona has a financial problem and wants to sell or dismiss several players to raise enough money.
Memphis can also play as a striker, both behind and on the left flank. He will be an additional option for Koeman, who plays a 4-5-1 scheme.