FC Barcelona has until Friday to take over Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyon. Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of the French top club, does not want to let any players go after that time.
Memphis has long been associated with a move to FC Barcelona, where Ronald Koeman is the trainer. At Lyon, playmaker Houssem Aouar is also linked to a departure.
“We have told the player that there will be no transfer if nothing is completed before Friday. So for us the deadline is on Friday,” Aulas said. Telefoot.
The transfer market in France will officially close on October 5, but Aulas doesn’t want to wait that long. It is unclear whether Barcelona will be able to sign Memphis before Friday.
Barcelona is said to have already recently reached an agreement with Lyon for an amount of up to € 32 million, but is not able to meet conditions set by the Spanish government.
La Liga clubs that have appealed to the government for wage compensation are only allowed to spend half of their income on transfers. Barcelona would not have been able to demonstrate that yet.
Memphis still has a one-year contract
A lowering of the asking price for Memphis may still offer a solution. Sports newspaper The team writes on Tuesday that Lyon is now prepared to get rid of the attacker of Orange for 12.5 million euros.
26-year-old Memphis still has a one-year contract in France, which means Lyon will have to sell him this summer to make more money from him.
Barcelona will most likely bring in at least another Dutchman with Sergiño Dest. A transfer from the Ajax right back for 20 million euros is reportedly completed and it will be presented quickly.
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