Memphis Depay has still not extended his contract at OL and is heading straight for a departure. He is expected at Barcelona by his compatriot Ronald Koeman while the arrival of Sergio Aguero is also announced. Is the signature of the latter an obstacle to the arrival of the former? The answer.
Mercato OL: Memphis Depay expected at Barça
Ronald Koeman’s priority at Barcelona, Memphis Depay will leave OL to join the Catalan club. Also at the end of his contract, Sergio Aguero should also arrive at the Camp Nou during the next summer. In the last few days, the rumor about the two files is that the arrival of the Manchester City striker in Spain would compromise the signature of the one from Olympique Lyonnais. This Thursday, Mundo Deportivo clarifies the position of the Barça leaders.
According to the media, the arrival of the two strikers at the Blaugrana does not cause any problem to the president Joan Laporta. The Barcelona manager would not have to pay a transfer fee, because Sergio Agüero (33 years) and Memphis Depay (27 years) are free of any commitment. In other words, Ronald Koeman would be happy to welcome the two proven strikers to his struggling squad this season.
Statistics of the two future Barça strikers.
In 10 seasons with the Citizens, the Argentine international has scored 258 goals and 74 assists in 388 games played. Injured and hampered by strong competition this season, he has played little, only 11 games in the Premier League and 6 games in the Champions League, for 4 goals and an assist.
As for the Dutchman of the OL, he played 176 games for the Lyonnais, scored 75 goals and provided 53 assists. During the current season, Memphis Depay has scored 21 goals and 10 assists in 38 games played, all competitions included. He is the 2nd leading scorer in Ligue 1 with 19 goals, behind Kylian Mbappé of PSG.