THE DUTCH WILL NOT CONTINUE IN LYON
Olympique Lyon brings Memphis Depay closer to Barça
Published:10/11/2020 - 00:49h
Updated:10/11/2020 - 00:51h
Gérard Houllier, former coach and now general manager of Olympique de Lyon, spoke about the situation of Memphis Depay, who could leave the French team in January to head to FC Barcelona
The future of Memphis Depay is increasingly far of the Olympique of Lyon. The Dutch finishes agreement in 2021 and as he same has left to fall, his continuity in the French group is almost descartada. "This question ask it to me a lot. But I do not go to do promises that am not safe that it can fulfil. I think that Lyon has to take advantage of my presence here now. And I have to take advantage of the be here", commented recently.
The attacker plays to the distraction with his future while several clubs of Europe think in him for the market of signings of winter. One of them is the FC Barcelona, that tried to do with him in summer, but that did not achieve it by economic questions. The Barcelona did not have sufficient money as to face up to the operation and the one of Moordrecht of finished remaining in Tie it 1.
Nevertheless, the one of the Low Countries did not renew and does not go to do it, by what all indicates that it will leave in January by an offer to the drop or free next summer. In the Lyon already are doing to the idea of his course, as it has recognised Gérard Houllier, ex trainer and current Manager General of the French group. The leader has conceded an interview to 'Téléfoot' where has explained what thinks of the case Memphis.
"We will do all the possible to retain it, but is very possible that... It is football and already will see", said the one of Thérouanne, leaving fall that the continuity of the forward is almost impossible. In this sense, recognised that the Barça and other big will arrive to by him. "If his performances are as they were before his injury, is likely that avenge other clubs, but think that the technician of the Barça appreciates it a lot", aimed.
In fact, the Manager of the Lyon continued with his reasoning and insisted with that the Barcelona could be the team that more options have to carry it. Like example, the ex technician of the Olympique put of example the case of Éric Abidal, that also finish in the Camp Nou. "Depay Is very happy to be in Lyon, but Abidal was in Lyon and went to the Barça", explained.
The Lyon could accept an offer to the drop by Depay
Now everything goes to depend on that the FC Barcelona achieve to take out the sufficient money to convince to the Olympique. The Frenchmen could be interested in selling in January so that the Dutch do not go free, but no to any price. They will accept an offer to the drop, but so that this proposal arrive, the Barça needs to do box before with any of his active. Ousmane Dembélé, Martin Braithwaite, Junior Firpo or Samuel Umtiti could be any of the players that go , but only the time will say.