Memphis Depay, during a training with the Olympique of Lyon


Olympique de Lyon lowered the price of Depay to bring him closer to Barça

Published:7/10/2020 - 09:10h

Updated:8/10/2020 - 13:44h

As 'Of Telegraaf', the Olympique of Lyon went the price of the Dutch forward with such to facilitate his signing by the Barça. Even so it could not be traspasado

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The last hours of the market of signings were trepidantes and more in CanBarça . Nevertheless, Memphis Depay, one of the names that more sounded to land in Barcelona on the horn, finally no fichó by the team culé. As 'Of Telegraaf', the French team went the price of his forward crashes until five millions to favour his exit to the Barça.

In spite of the words of the president of the club, Jean-Michel Classrooms, that seemed distanciar to the Dutch player of the group barcelonista, finally, to fault of few hours for the closing of the market, both clubs seated to speak. To be correct the information, the Olympique of Lyon would have recessed the traspaso of Memphis of 25 million euros to 20.

The 5 better goals of Depay in Lyon

It seems that the piece that failed to do that the Dutch arrived to The Prat, was not another that Ousmane Dembélé. The club trusted can ingresar a good quantity of money by the cession or the traspaso of the 'Mosquito' to the Manchester United, but after the rejection of the French extreme, in front of the will to be still in Barcelona, the club could not pay the arrival of a new player.

Voices recognised of both clubs gave practically by fact the signing to few hours of the closing. By the French side, Juninho, sportive director of the instrument Frenchman, commented that it existed an agreement between the player and the FC Barcelona. By the Catalan side, Ronald Koeman, technician of the Barça, confessed that so much the club like the player expected the signing.

A FC Barcelona without '9'

After the signing frustrated of Memphis Depay, Ronald Koeman will have to think like following having offensive presence without the help of the '9'. In fact, the team culé if will have a dorsal number nine: Martin Braithwaite. To the Danish player does not weigh him the T-shirt, even arrived to ask the '10' in case that Lionel Messi left the Barcelona, this summer.

In any case, the system had not changed a lot with the arrival of the Dutch attacker. Certainly, Memphis neither if it want to is a pure forward. It had come it has to do the work that can do Griezmann perfectly in this position. After all, the no arrived of Depay is not so grave like the no arrived of Eric García, that yes will represent a problem.

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