Memphis Depay was disappointed with the fact that he did not finish his transfer in Barcelona on the last day of the transfer window. Ousmane Dembele was "to blame" for that, who did not complete his loan to Manchester United, so there was no room left for Barcelona to complete the transfer of the great midfielder of Lyon and thus fulfill the great wish of Ronald Koeman.
The Catalans will try again in January, but Depay cannot guarantee at this moment that he will come to the Nou Camp because then he will be six months from the expiration of his contract in France. "We will see ... January is coming soon, we have to wait to see how some things will unfold.
It is not certain that I will leave, but there will be interested clubs soon," Depay told Dutch AD.
When asked to explain why he said "clubs" and not "club" or Barcelona, Depay replied to the counter-question.
"I'm 26 years old and I'm almost a free agent so you can expect clubs to be interested in me. Isn't it?" At the end of the transfer window, Barcelona agreed with Lyon on compensation of 20,000,000 euros, and with the player on signing a four-year contract, but Dembele did not wait for his departure.
"Everything was really done, but some rules prevented the transfer from being completed. I waited for the green light, but I was still training. It's not like I had a phone in a tracksuit on the track, a-ha-ha. But as they say, everything happens for a reason."
, Depay said. We will find out in January whether this puts pressure on Barcelona to complete the transfer as soon as possible or whether many clubs are really interested in Memphis Depay. One thing is for sure: Depay is a great player who raised his form in Lyon and was one of the most important players of previous seasons, so it is not surprising that Barcelona wanted to bring in the Dutchman.
It seems that Depay has finally fulfilled much of his potential and the crown of that is the move to Barcelona. After the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Depay was interesting to many clubs because he played a previously phenomenal season in PSV, but he showed that he is a great player in the Dutch national team as well.
Yet the adventure at Manchester United was not good. Depay did not get many opportunities and dissatisfaction was noticed on the face of the young Dutchman. He decided to go to Lyon which turned out to be a good move in the end. He is now awaiting his transfer to Barcelona, a club that is one of the biggest in the world