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Memphis Depay to join Barcelona this summer if Koeman stays

Thu 13 May 2021 | 20:36

Olympique Lyonnais striker Memphis Depay and Barcelona have reached an agreement over a deal to move to Catalan giants. However, this is assuming there will not be a change in the coaching position.

Depay

was one of

Ronald Koeman

’s main transfer targets when he first arrived at

Barcelona

. However, because of the club’s severe financial worries, they could not strike a deal with

Lyon

.

This summer, La Blaugrana are expected to be back in for the Dutchman, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

According to Spanish outlet

Marca

, Depay has agreed to move to Camp Nou and will even take a pay cut but only if Koeman stays as manager.

The two have worked together for the Netherlands national team from 2018  to 2020. During that time, the 27-year-old scored 11 goals.

Koeman’s future at Barcelona is unclear. After a disappointing start to the season, he managed to turn things around and got them back in the title race, however, the title looks unlikely with two games remaining.

If he will remain in charge next season the Memphis deal is done, but should Joan Laporta decide to make a change in Barca’s dugout the situation will need to be revisited.


source: SportMob