Memphis Depay Set to complete Barcelona Move
Former Manchester United winger and Lyon’s Netherlands forward Memphis Depay has agreed on a contract with Barcelona and could move before Monday’s deadline, says the French club’s sporting director Juninho. The 26-year-old was left out of the starting XI for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Marseille.
According to Juninho who is the sporting director he said: “He has reached an agreement with Barcelona, we don’t hide that at all.” Meanwhile, defender Eric Garcia could also rejoin Barca from Manchester City as well. The Premier League club would allow the 19-year-old centre-back to move if they receive a reasonable offer, but are also prepared to let the Spaniard leave on a free transfer next summer.
Lyon’s Depay has scored 58 goals in 144 games since joining the Ligue 1 side from Manchester United since 2017. Memphis Depay had a disappointing spell in the Premier League at United after being signed by compatriot Louis van Gaal for £31m in 2015, scoring seven goals in 53 appearances.
Were Depay to complete the move he would again link up with former Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman, who took over at Barcelona this summer. “Maybe he’ll go to Barca [on Monday] but nothing is certain,” added Juninho. Depay scored 15 goals last season in just 22 games, during a campaign interrupted by a serious injury.