The French Lyon, as a result of the economic problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic, would be willing to make concessions to sell Memphis Depay.
After the departure of Luis Suárez from Barcelona, the goal of Ronald Koeman, coach of the team, is to incorporate fresh blood into the attack Blaugrana. “Lautaro (Martínez) and (Memphis) Depay? Nothing is ruled out. I am only talking about the players who are there. I will not talk about possible signings. The club looks to players to improve the squad, as is done every year,” he had declared in the previous match against him Villarreal the Dutch. In that clash, Lionel Messi took the place as an attacking reference in the team’s 4-0 win. Good news seems to come from France this Tuesday.
According to L’Equipe, Olympique de Lyon, the club that owns the Memphis Depay, He would be willing to lower his claims on the transfer of the forward.
Affected by the economic crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the French institution would be willing to accept a smaller amount of money than was discussed until a few days ago: had been planted in not trading his star for less than 25 million euros And now, according to the French media, he would welcome offers of up to half of that initial amount.
Now, the ball seems to have it Barcelona, since the president of Lyon, Jean-Michel Aulas, set the deadline for the negotiation next Friday, October 2.
What plays in favor of Barsa too? Depay’s contract with the French team ends in mid-2021, so that within a few months the footballer could agree to join another club and without leaving the institution not a single euro.
If this operation takes place, the obsession of the Catalan team with Lautaro Martínez, who comes from playing a great game at the start of the Inter season, would end.
On the other hand, the Catalan club has closed the young Dutch side (who represents the United States), Sergiño Dest, del Ajax, and dreams of having Eric García, Manchester City, to close this market.