Memphis Depay close to signing at Barcelona for 3 years

Transfer news from La Liga as Dutch forward Memphis Depay close in to sign for Barcelona as a Free Agent from Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon.

Since Neymar left Barcelona in 2017. The club had a hard time finding a proper replacement for the striker.

Barcelona signed numerous strikers but couldn’t match the quality of Neymar. The club even sent Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid last summer, but couldn’t replace a perfect number 9 at Barcelona.

Memphis Depay close to signing at Barcelona for 3 years
Memphis Depay close to signing at Barcelona for 3 years

Barcelona still interested in Memphis Depay

Barcelona enquired about Memphis Depay last season but couldn’t finalize a deal due to financial crisis.

The contract between Memphis Depay and Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon will expire at the end of this season. Hence, Barcelona resumed their pursuit for the striker, as he’ll become a Free agent soon.

The Netherland forward wants to reunite with former Dutch manager Ronald Koeman at Barcelona.

Portrait: Memphis Depay Form

Memphis Depay signed for Olympique Lyon from Man United in 2017 after spending TWO seasons at Old Trafford.

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This season, he has played 39 games in all competition for Lyon, and have scored 22 goals with 10 assists as well.

The player has flourished as a complete centre-forward. If Ronald Koeman continues at Barca, he can make him play well alongside Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati.

Antoine Griezmann might have to find a way out or improve himself massively to earn regular match appearances.