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Koeman: "We want Depay to come to FC Barcelona, ​​he also wants to"

Published:5/10/2020 - 19:00h

Updated:6/10/2020 - 15:46h

Ronald Koeman, trainer of the FC Barcelona, recognised openly that it wants to that Memphis Depay complete his staff before the closing of the market

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Since Ronald Koeman was presented with the FC Barcelona, had clear that Memphis Depay was the ideal reinforcement for the forward.​ The forward of the Olympique of Lyon, with which the Barcelona technician coincided in the selection of the Low Countries in his stage of seleccionador, finalises agreement with the French picture in less than a year, a situation that turned him into affordable from the beginning.

In an interview with the Dutch public television US, Ronald Koeman desveló this Monday his hope for doing with the services of Memphis Depay in the last day of the market of signings, since so much the FC Barcelona like the own player had the intention to join his ways. "We want to that it avenges to the FC Barcelona, he also wants to", commented.

The Barça remains without the goals of Depay

Ronald Koeman explained the reasons that carried him to ask the signing of Memphis Depay, alleging his polivalencia in the offensive flank and his physical and technical capacities. "It is an excellent player. It can play like forward, but also does a big work like left extreme", commented, adding that "has strength, holds well the ball, wins his duels and has a high performance".

The trainer of the FC Barcelona confessed that, of course, the fact to having remained satisfied of the performance of Memphis Depay in his stage like seleccionador of Low Countries had a lot weight to the hour to want to him also in the Camp Nou. "When you have worked well with a player, have a click with him and think that this also can work here", said Ronald Koeman.

In spite of that considered the arrival of Memphis Depay like prioritaria, the Dutch trainer always had clear that the arrival of Memphis Depay was complicated and went tied to the goodbye of another player of the staff. "Because of the financial situation of the club, especially because of the control of the federation, is evident that a player has to go before another can come", recognised.

An alternative plan

In spite of that Ronald Koeman explains already with many effective in the forward, the Dutch technician considered that it was necessary the arrival of a new footballer of distinct profile: a leading born centre. With Martin Braithwaite like only specialist of '9' and already without Luis Suárez in the staff, the trainer culé saw the need to do with Memphis Depay, since it did not see neither to Leo Messi neither to Antoine Griezmann like pure forwards. Finally, the arrival of Depay has not been able to concretise by fault of the reticencia of Dembélé to abandon the staff.

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