5 things that Memphis Depay will bring to Barcelona

Memphis Depay of Olympique Lyon. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)
Memphis Depay of Olympique Lyon. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images) /
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One of Ronald Koeman’s first transfer requests last season was Memphis Depay from Lyon. The Dutch winger is very well known to Koeman and they worked closely together in the Netherland national team. In the international team, the Barcelona manager tried to shape the team around Depay while also transforming the traditional winger into a number nine.

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This turned out to be a solid decision as the winger-turned striker has done fantastically in the French league and has become one of the top scorers in the league. The former Manchester United player suffered during his time in England and many thought that he was an overrated player. However, ever since his move to Lyon, Depay has shown the world what he can really do.

Koeman had his eyes set on a reunion with Depay after letting Luis Suarez go. However, the move could not take place due to financial constraints and the inability to sell Ousmane Dembele. The plan was to sell Dembele to Manchester United and use that money to fund the transfer of the Dutch winger however, Dembele refused to move away from Barcelona and thus the whole plan fell apart.

It may have been a blessing in disguise as the player will become a free agent by the end of the season and everything points towards him moving to Barcelona. This means that the Catalans will acquire the player for free and this will help them a lot considering the financial situation they are currently in.

Now that it has been confirmed that he will be leaving Lyon, there is a very good possibility of the player ending up in Barcelona. Thus he could be the central point in the teams’ attack next season. Today we will be looking at the five things Memphis Depay will bring to the Catalan club if the transfer goes through.