Memphis Depay said that he wants to play with Ronald Koeman in the team, while the Barcelona coach confirmed that the agreement is almost over. The star of the Netherlands becomes a free agent and there is a long talk about his departure to the Nou Camp.
Last summer, the Dutchman was close to moving to Barça, and now it could easily happen that Memphis and Koeman will cooperate again. This was confirmed by Koeman. Only the signature remained to make everything official.
"Nothing has been signed yet, but it's almost over. I wanted it in January, but if it comes true now, it will be great. We know what we can do together," Koeman said. It was mentioned that Memphis could go to Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain, but he pointed out that Barcelona is the only candidate for his signature.
"Everyone knows that I have been in touch with Barca for a long time and that I want to play with Ronald Koeman. Let's wait and see. The news will come by itself," Depay said. In his career, Depay played for PSV, Manchester United, and Lyon, where he has been since 2017.
It seems that Barcelona is the next stop. It seems that Dutch blood was what connected Depay to Barcelona, but also the size of the club, which is the dream and the biggest step of many players.
It is certain that the news will be announced after the European Championship, and Barcelona fans can hope that Depay will be as good as in Lyon.
Recall, the young Dutchman started his career at PSV where after four seasons he decided it was the right time to change the environment. Manchester United was the one who searched for Depay for a long time and eventually succeeded in such an intention.
However, at that time, the Dutch connection between Van Gaal and Depay did not turn out to be the best, and Depay did not have such a good adventure in the red part of Manchester. Lyon revived his career and Depay showed in Lyon all that he could not at Manchester United.
Now all he has left is the hope of not experiencing the same thing in Barcelona. Barcelona in the last couple of seasons is reminiscent of Manchester United. A lot of wrong transfers, bad games and a change of coach are just some of what we have seen before at United. Depay could be just someone who will bring big changes to Camp Nou