Memphis Depay Could Join Barcelona For as Low as £4.5m Next Year
- Memphis Depay could be joining Barcelona for as low as £4.5m in January
- Lyon are hoping to cash in on the Dutchman whose deal expires at the end of this season
- Depay became a top target for the Catalans since the arrival of Ronald Koeman in August
Barcelona may have been handed an opportunity to sign Dutchman Memphis Depay for as low as £4.5 million next month.
The 26-year-old forward has been linked with a move to the Nou Camp since the arrival of Ronaldo Koeman in the summer.
However, the Catalans were unable to sign him back then due to the financial crisis they are encountering due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The 57-year-old has not been able to replace Luis Suarez who joined Atletico Madrid and with Ansu Fati ruled out for a long period having undergone knee surgery.
Meanwhile, Depay's current club, Lyon might have no other choice but to cash in on the player so as not to allow him to leave for free according to Daily Mail quoting L'Equipe via Mercato.
Koeman, despite having Martin Braithwaite at his disposal still wants to go all out and bring the Manchester United flop to Camp Nou.
And with the Dutchman ready to force his way out as early as January next year, the French League outfit might be ready to listen to offers from the Spanish League giants.
When asked about his move to Spain after Holland's 1-1 draw with Spain, Depay admitted that he will not hesitate to jump on the ride.
"Who wouldn't want to play there? It is one of the best teams in the world,. Everyone would like to, but I'm not thinking about that.
"About Barca, I don't know. The transfer market is not open. I have no head on that. I'm trying to do my best, to do good performances to become a better player. There is a lot of speculation about it."
Depay has scored 13 goals and four assists in 23 appearances for Lyon across competitions so far this campaign and could be the man Barcelona needed to increase their scoring chances.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman reportedly wants the board to prioritise signing the duo of Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia in January.
The Catalans have been left without the services of Ansu Fati and Gerard Pique due to long term injuries and the Dutch handler wants them replaced immediately.
Depay played for Koeman during his reign as the Netherlands national team coach while Garcia wants to join the Catalans.