Depay set for medicals after Barcelona agree £28m deal

Ruben Hill
September 15, 2020

Barcelona can not afford to buy Memphis Depay because of the hit their finances have taken during the Covid-19 crisis, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed.

New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is trying to rebuild the team ahead of the coming League season after replacing Setien at the Nou Camp.

If the deal goes through, the 26-year-old worldwide will join compatriots Frenkie de Jong and coach Ronald Koeman, who started Depay regularly when he was in charge of the national team.

He began his career with PSV Eindhoven before moving to Manchester United and, in 2017, Lyon.

It could mean that Depay might be available for Barca's opening game of the LaLiga season, which is on September 27 against Villarreal.

The Catalans are hoping to bounce back after a disastrous season, where they finished trophyless.

The striker looked set to move to Spain in a deal costing Barcelona in the region of €25-30 million, various reports indicated.

The 33-year-old who is now a free agent having seen-off his contract at French club Paris Saint Germain is desperately in search of a new team.

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