Ronald Koeman is on his way to winning the double trophy with Barcelona. That should mean that any doubt that the experienced expert could leave Catalonia at the end of the season is excluded, and all this further implies that the job of hiring Memphis Depay is getting closer to realization.
And that is not all from the Catalan media since this morning related to the summer market. Until yesterday, the dormant Barça, overwhelmed by huge debts, is obviously waking up after Laporta's visit to the United States and a secured financial injection of half a billion euros.
Thus, the cover of Sport is dominated by a photo of Brazilian Neymar with the title "Big Decision", with an explanation in the text that tonight's rematch of the Champions League semifinal match in Manchester could have a key impact on his future.
It is clear to everyone that operation Neymar could be a long process and that the end of its realization is a huge question mark, but that is why concluding a deal with Memphis Depay should not be so complicated.
Depay wants to sign for Barca
The Dutchman has a big trump card in his pocket, his contract with Lyon expires this summer, he is experienced (27 years old) and fits perfectly into what Barça needs to fulfill Messi's ultimatum to stay - to strengthen the team with quality players who will be able to compete with the best in the Champions League.
"Memphis is crazy about Barca and wants to sign as soon as possible. He is Ronald Koeman's personal request. He is confident in his qualities, versatile and although he is not a classic nine, he has a great sense for goals."
"Also, the club that hires him will not have to pay compensation. which can be a very important factor in times of crisis ", Mundo Deportivo writes That huge progress has obviously been made in the negotiations is shown by the exclusive information from the same source that Depay was in Barcelona last Wednesday with several friends and members of his family, looking for an adequate house that would meet his needs.
According to eyewitnesses, he was also seen in the Pedralbes neighborhood, near the Bethany school. Mundo states that Depay's visit to Barcelona means that there is not much left to work on signing the contract, and reminds that most of the work was done at the beginning of April when the agent of the Dutch striker talked to the club's leaders.