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Koeman does not let go of Depay

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 17, 2020

Ronaldo Koeman hangs on. Arrived this summer on the bench of FC Barcelona, ​​the Dutch coach does not disarm in the Memphis Depay file. If he failed to sell to make room for his compatriot in the Catalan ranks, the Batavian said he had decided to close the deal this winter, during the next transfer window.

In any case, this is what he suggested during an interview given to the Dutch site AD, admitting that he “always wanted to have him in his workforce“. The coming of Depay therefore remains “a possibility“, even if he doesn’t know”what will be the club’s financial situation in january. Must wait.“To welcome the Lyonnais, it would therefore have been necessary to get rid of one or two big salaries, but Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembélé finally stayed.

Qualities that Barça lack

The day after Memphis Depay’s statement indicating that he remained focused on Olympique Lyonnais while waiting for the next episode, Ronald Koeman therefore gave new hope to his compatriots: “We wanted Memphis because he’s a great player and he has qualities that I think we lacked. As for example in terms of depth of play.“The future of Depay could therefore be played out this winter.