In the upcoming transfer period, probably the most important in his career, Memphis Depay will enter without a representative. The Lyon striker, whose contract with the French club expires at the end of the season, has terminated his cooperation with the Dutch management agency SEG and will make his own decision about his future.
As he wrote on his Twitter account, it's time to take things into his own hands. Following the model of Kevin De Bruyne, who is doing the same thing, without the presence of football agents, and he agreed to continue the cooperation with Manchester City.
"It's the right time to take control of my career. I've reached a stage where I have to make important decisions about the future and so I've decided to negotiate future jobs on my own, along with people I trust and with the legal experts."
"I decide on my future and you will be the first to hear about it, "Depay wrote. SEG has represented Depay in the negotiations for years. However, the mentioned Dutch agency, in the previous weeks, after the research of the local portal Follow the Money, in which it was established that SEG earned millions on the transfers of its clients behind their backs.
That is why, among other things, Stefan De Vrij terminated his cooperation with SEG.
Barcelona, PSG, Juventus
At the end of the season, when his contract with Lyon expires, Depay will be free to choose a new environment, and as such, attractive to many European clubs.
Since Ronald Koeman arrived in Barcelona, the Catalan club has been the most serious candidate for bringing him, some Spanish media write that the job is close to an agreement, but we need to wait for official confirmation because the question is whether Koeman will coach Barcelona next season.
Memphis Depay will have a difficult job to make a decision given the number of interested clubs waiting for his services. This season, the younger Dutchman played great and was the main player of French Lyon. His statistics this season are impressive, as well as the previous seasons in which he excelled.
Barcelona seemed to be the most realistic option, but if Koeman leaves Barcelona there is less chance of such an outcome. In addition to Barcelona, PSG, Juventus, as well as some English clubs are also interested. Still, we'll wait a little longer to find out his destiny. Maybe just returning to England would be the right thing for him?