Left OL freely this summer, Memphis Depay returned on his passage in the Rhone club and also on his signature in FC Barcelona.
Memphis Depay, “you can’t compare OL with Barça
Memphis Depay has left OL where he managed to relaunch himself from Manchester United. Captain and top scorer of Les Gones, the 27-year-old striker was asked by Jean-Michel Aulas to extend his contract which expires on June 30, 2021, but he rejected the proposal of the president of Les Gones. Indeed, the Dutchman has always taken Olympique Lyonnais as a springboard to go higher. He dreamed of playing with a big club since his arrival between Rhone and Saone. So he did not hesitate to seize the opportunity to sign freely with the Catalan club, coached by his compatriot Ronald Koeman. This, after four and a half seasons at OL.
As he prepares to make his debut with the Blaugrana in La Liga, Memphis Depay compared his old club and the new one. “You can’t compare Lyon with Barcelona,” he said in a statement to Sport. “It’s a new adventure for me. Another club, another dressing room, something totally different,” he said.
What are the goals for the Dutch striker?
The former No. 10 of the OL also spoke about his personal and collective goals with the team based at Camp Nou. He wants to “win trophies, help the team with assists and goals”. “That’s why I came to this club, without a doubt. I will try, in my role, to give everything to help achieve these goals. We’ll see what role I have, but in any case the most important thing is to give everything on the field for the team, “said Memphis Depay.