The Lyon captain scored again on Sunday night against Monaco and is in great shape. Memphis Depay is the second top scorer in the Ligue 1 behind Kylian Mbappe. He has scored 19 goals and has assisted 10. For this reason, Barcelona has been after Depay since January.
Memphis Depay will reach the end of his contract with OL on June 30. After arriving in 2017 from Manchester United, the player has become a major part of the Lyon squad. However, driven by his desire to return to a big European club, he does not want to extend his contract.
What could be better than to go to Barcelona, a club managed by his former coach Ronald Koeman. The 27-year-old striker, who will leave Lyon free at the end of the season, was in Barcelona last Wednesday house-hunting with his relatives.
Depay was spotted by several people in the Pedralbes neighborhood, an upscale residential area of the city located about ten minutes from Camp Nou. He was accompanied by several members of his family and friends.
Depay an ideal choice for Barcelona?
This information seems to confirm that the Dutchman is convinced to join Barca at the end of the season. Despite the difficult economic situation at Barcelona, Depay would still like to move there.
But, the Blaugrana have an asset up their sleeve named Ronald Koeman. The Barcelona coach likes Memphis Depay and the reverse is also true. In the Netherlands, the Lyon native shone when the former Ajax coach managed the Dutch National Team.
As a result, it is Martin Brathwaite who will be pushed towards the exit to make space for Depay. Author of 3 goals in 35 appearances in La Liga, the Dane won everything when Barca came to recruit him last season to compensate for the absence of Luis Suarez.
However, now he has been put on the list of transferable players. Brathwaite’s contract runs until 2024, and he has stated his desire to stay several times. But this time, he may have to leave the team.
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