Barcelona agree deal to sign Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay to join Ronald Koeman in Barcelona: Telegraaf

Memphis Depay: Barcelona reportedly agree deal to sign Dutch forward from Lyon

Memphis Depay in Oranje kit earlier this month.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has poured cold water on Barcelona's move for striker Memphis Depay by claiming that the Catalan club can not afford the Dutchman.

Dutch football global Memphis Depay is heading for Barcelona and will join Lionel Messi in the front line, the Telegraaf said on Tuesday.

Depay has been regularly a part of the playing XI when Ronald Koeman (current Barcelona coach) was in charge of the national team, and if the deal is successful the Dutch striker will join Frenkie de Jong.

The Lyon president responded to the report from the Netherlands by claiming his Barcelona counterpart admitted they didn't have the cash to fund a move.

Responding on Twitter, Aulas said: "The president of Barcelona told me on Sunday that Barca are really suffering from the COVID crisis and were not able to make an offer".

So, personal terms between Barcelona and Memphis Depay has already been agreed upon.

Speaking to Téléfoot Chaine following Lyon's 2-1 loss against Montpellier, Sporting Director Juninho provided an update on the future of Dutchman Memphis Depay, amid continued speculation linking him to Barcelona. The 33-year-old Uruguay global has apparently already agreed to join Juventus, but the contract between him and the Catalan club runs until next summer and he demands to be paid out in full to leave.

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