Negotiations between Barcelona and Memphis Depay are in progress, the Dutchman is expected to sign for the Catalan giant, but the original offer presented to him by the club from the Nou Camp has changed. The original option was a four-year contract, but Barcelona decided to change the offer: two years fixed, plus one option after that.
However, Depay was offered more money, a financially better contract, which should cheer him up to accept. Barcelona decided to make a change in the offer so that the situation with Georginio Wijnaldum would not happen again, who, although he was one foot at the Nou Camp, was not thrilled with the financial offer, so he signed for the much more generous Paris Saint-Germain.
The plan of the director of Barca would be for Depay to be presented this week, but as an agreement has not been reached yet, and the European Championship has started, the promotion, if it happens, will have to wait until the Netherlands finishes its championship.
Lyon and Koeman
The coach of the Catalan giant Ronald Koeman is the one who insists on bringing Memphis Depay, whose contract with Lyon has expired. Koeman is convinced that Depay will be the man who, along with Messi, will make a difference on the field next season.
Depay played great for Lyon last season but also in previous seasons where he was the club's main player. Lyon failed to secure a place in the Champions League, which is certainly one of the reasons why Depay could leave the club.
One of the important factors that could decide that Depay comes to Barcelona is Ronald Koeman who is well acquainted with the qualities of Depay because Koeman was the coach of the Dutch national team in the period from 2018 to 2020.
Barcelona needs to go for some other players in addition to Depay, considering that last year was one of the worst in the history of Barcelona. This time, Koeman will think carefully about the best options, because in previous years Barcelona made many mistakes related to transfers.
In today's football, it is very difficult to match other clubs, because there are PSG, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United who can offer a better financial contract, and the players no longer seem to look only at the status of the club, but are focused on the money they can earn. It is unfortunately the biggest curse of today’s football.