The Dutch forward is only on a contract until the end of the season and has indicated his intention not to renew and leave on a free transfer.
Ronald Koeman wants to bring Memphis Depay at Barcelona
Lyon star Memphis Depay is one of the most talked-about players ahead of the upcoming transfer window. With clubs like Juventus and Barcelona impressed by Lyon’s season. The Dutch forward is only on a contract until the end of the season and has indicated his intention not to renew and leave on a free transfer. This potential deal got some of Europe’s biggest clubs to sit down and take notice. Including Barcelona, which tried to sign him in the last transfer window but ultimately failed to make the numbers work due to the economic problems they faced. Ronald Koeman is still looking to bring his compatriot to Barcelona. While financial troubles have not gone away, Depay’s contractual situation should make the deal more viable now than this summer.
Meanwhile, Juventus could fight the Catalans for Depay’s signature. According to various reports in Italy, Juve boss Andrea Pirlo wants to sign the Dutch international in January. The club sees him as an inexpensive choice to inject some quality into their team. As Juventus are preparing for the second half of the campaign. For Lyon, whether to cash out for the discounted price or allow forward leave for free in the summer.