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Lyon's chairman expresses his hopes for Depay to remain in the team

Saturday02 January 2021 | 17:21
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It's a well-known fact that Memphis Depay is Barcelona's main objective under Ronald Koeman as indicated by various reports

The contract of

Olympique Lyonnais

' skipper lapses this mid-year as he's been accessible to put pen on paper for a pre-contract with whomever he picks since January first. 

Many have taken it to be an inevitable end product that Depay will leave the French side, however, Lyon's CEO J

ean-Michel Aulas

, for one, hasn't lost any desire for holding the Netherland international. 

“Thank you, Memphis, for everything you do as a footballer at our OL,” Aulas wrote on social media. “You feel at home here and you are also an exceptional man who sets an example, shows ambition. You can stay as long as you want!”

The 26-year-old striker is supposed to be standing by to check whether

Barcelona

has the monetary solidarity to make a move on him in January, with an arrangement estimated to be feasible for around €5m. There's a decent possibility, nonetheless, that he'll need to stand by until the late spring. 

A comparative circumstance is believed to be in play with Eric Garcia, the Manchester City central defender. If Barcelona could do the impossible in January, they might have the option to execute the two arrangements in this transfer window.

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