FOOTBALL – OL Mercato: PSG, Barça, big precision of Memphis Depay
At the end of his adventure with Olympique Lyonnais, Memphis Depay is already announced in the papers of PSG and Barcelona. Taking advantage of the international break for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, the Dutch striker gave an update on his future.
Memphis Depay not yet fixed on his future.
Recruited on January 20, 2017 for a check of 25 million euros, including bonuses, Memphis Depay will be a free player as of June 30. Having failed to convince the former Manchester United winger to sign a new lease, the OL leaders will thus let the 27-year-old player go without any financial consideration. A great opportunity that Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona would like to seize to get the services of the captain of the Dutch national team. In the midst of the rumors, the Lyon attacking midfielder came out of his silence to the microphone of ESPN to talk about his situation.
“I can’t tell you anything, because I don’t know myself. As soon as I know, we’ll see. But I am in a strange situation. I have never been in the situation of being free or in the situation where I can extend my contract. It’s new for me, because I don’t know where I’m going… “, explained the former PSV Eindhoven center forward, who therefore seems not to know yet what will be made of his future. A statement that contrasts with the information of the Spanish press.
PSG Mercato : Advantage Barça for Memphis Depay ?
It must be said that since his arrival on the bench of the Catalan training, Ronald Koeman multiplies the attempts to put the grapple on his compatriot. In its Thursday edition, the Catalan newspaper Sport even announced that the Dutch coach was close to signing Rudi Garcia‘s protege. The sports media explains that an agreement in principle has been reached between Depay and Barça on the basis of a commitment covering the next three seasons.
An offensive priority of the Barcelona coach, the darling of Jean-Michel Aulas could leave the Groupama Stadium for the Camp Nou in the coming months. It remains to be seen if Leonardo and Paris SG will try their luck in this case.