WORD FROM THE LYON DIRECTOR OF SPORTS
Juninho contradicts Aulas with Depay: "If Barça arrives, we will have to think it"
Published:8/09/2020 - 23:58h
Updated:9/09/2020 - 01:48h
Juninho Pernambucano, Lyon's sports director, spoke about Barça's possible interest in Depay. The Brazilian, unlike his president, opened the door to the forward's march in case the Catalans present an offer
"Memphis Could have gone in August, but now would have to remain with us all the season. Against of what have read, there have not been negotiations with the Barça. And I do not think that to the Lyon interest him leave go out to his captain after this season truncated by the LFP". With these conclusive statements closed Jean-Michel Classrooms the door of the FC Barcelona to Memphis Depay.
Nevertheless, no all in the Olympique of Lyon think like his maximum mandator. Juninho Pernambucano, sportive director of the French picture, carried him the contrary to his boss and recognised that if it arrived an offer of the Barça it would be necessary to think it because of the contractual situation of the forward. The Dutch finishes agreement with the Frenchmen in 2021 and up to now has denied to renew, by what could go free inside a year if no sells him already.
"Memphis, before his grave injury, received an offer of the president Classrooms to extend his agreement, but wanted to take a time", began, referring to the injury that kept several months of drop to the attacker. The Brazilian, besides, left clear that in this case is the player the one who has the frying pan by the mango. "When to a youngster of 26 years remains him only a year of agreement and the Barça follows him... Memphis Is in a strong position", declared.
Nevertheless, the legendary ex thrower of faults of the Lyon cleared that for now there has not been any formal proposal by part of the Barcelona. "We have not received any official proposal of the Barça", said, as it already commented his president. Juninho, this yes, admitted that if it arrived sometime, the club would have to consider it. "If it arrives a proposal, will have to think it", stood out.
Juninho, pessimistic with retaining to Memphis Depay
On the other hand, the sportive director of the Olympique showed pessimistic with the fact to attain that the attacker renew his current agreement. The ex midfield player thinks that if no gives him gone out now is likely that finish going free in 2021. "We can keep it during a year like captain and lose it free the next year. The president can do the effort of prorrogar, but think that will be difficult", affirmed.
Finally, the ex international by Brazil admitted that the captain of the French group has not said at all on his future still. In fact, the Dutch confirmed him to Juninho that before going with Holland had not received any proposal barcelonista. "Memphis Did not ask us at all until it went with the selection. It said me that it had not received any call of the Barça", concluded.