Barcelona Complete Sensational Signing of Former Manchester United Winger

Barcelona Complete Sensational Signing of Former Manchester United Winger

  • Barcelona announced the signing of Depay on Saturday, June 19
  • The 27-year old joined the Catalan giants for free after his contract with Olympique Lyonnais ran out
  • He will sign a contract to stay at Barca until the end of the 2022/23 season

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Barcelona have completed the free signing of Memphis Depay from Lyon.

Memphis Depay complete move to Barcelona
Depay is officially a Barcelona player after the club agreed a deal with his representatives. Photo by Marcel ter Bals.
Source: UGC

With his contract at the French club set to expire in June, Barcelona have been in constant negotiations with Depay since January 2021.

"Barcelona and Memphis Depay have reached an agreement for the player to join the Club once his contract with Olympique Lyonnais is at an end. The player will sign a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season. "a stament from Barca's website read.

Only a few days ago, Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman, who managed Depay with the Netherlands National team, said negotiations were positive and it was only a matter of time before the Dutch international was confirmed as a Barcelona player.

Depay, 27 is currently on international duty with Netherlands and was on the score sheet during the 2-0 Group C win over Austria.

According to a statement on the Barcelona website, the paperwork is complete and Depay will now link up with his former manager Koeman.

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Depay’S career looked to have taken a bad turn when he left Manchester United for Olympique Lyon in 2017 after a disappointing spell at Old Trafford.

He however made a name for himself in France and revived his career, with some of his highlights in his five years with Lyon being reaching the Champions League semifinal and the Coupe de France Final in 2020 where he lost out to France.

Depay was also part of the Netherlands side which finished third in the 2014 World Cup.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi will retire at Barcelona despite speculation linking him out of the Camp Nou, Daily Mail, Goal.

The Dutch boss claimed the 33-year-old is not far away from signing a new deal that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career.

The Argentine superstar who is currently on international duty at the Copa America is in the final weeks of his contract with La Blaugrana.