Lyon and Holland superstar Memphis Depay has been strongly linked to Barcelona since last summer and has now revealed that he is in talks with the Spanish club.
Depay’s contract will end after this season and he will be a free agent. Not only Barcelona, but other clubs are also interested in him. While speaking to L’Equipe, the 27-year-old revealed that Barcelona are interested in signing him.
He said, “Barcelona is interested in signing me, it’s true. But there are also other clubs in the running. I have not decided my future at the moment, I need some time, then I will choose my next club. “
Depay has been brilliant for Lyon this season, having scored 22 goals and 10 assists in 39 games across all competitions and his league goal count is the second highest.
If he signs for the Blaugrana, he could meet with Ronald Koeman, who led the Dutch team before his post at Barcelona. Koeman helped Holland transform where Depay was their most valuable player on the team. Koeman wanted him last season in Barcelona, but both parties involved could not reach an agreement.
Depay also played for Manchester United and signed a contract with the English club in 2015, but had a rather unpleasant spell in Manchester. In 2017 he was signed by Lyon and has been excited for them, having scored 62 times in 137 appearances for the French club.
His weekly salary in Lyon is £ 87,000 and he earns £ 4,524,000 a year. If we look financially then it can be a great deal for Barcelona as he is a free agent this summer and his salary would be quite a bit less compared to other players like Griezmann and Coutinho.
Meanwhile, Man City forward Sergio Agüero is also rumored to sign for Barcelona this summer, as he revealed in March that he will be leaving Man City at the end of the season after 10 years.