Lyon and Dutch striker Memphis Depay admits it is difficult to pass up the opportunity to move and play for Barcelona.
At a Glance Sports – Memphis Depay says it is difficult to turn down offers from a club as big as Barcelona.
The Lyon striker almost moved to Catalunya over the summer and is delighted to see his name linked with the League giants.
Depay, 26, has proven to be a huge success under Rudi Garcia since moving to the Ligue 1 club in 2017 after failing to live up to expectations at Manchester United.
The forward scored 19 goals in his first full season in France's top competition and, in 2019-20,
And has been a key part of his team's journey to the Champions League semi-finals, scoring six goals in eight appearances as Lyon beat Juventus.
Barcelona, meanwhile, have long been linked with Depay, and will tie up a transfer for the summer.
But the Spanish league rasksasa team is not yet strong enough to fulfill the star's salary that he missed in the transfer market yesterday.
The Blaugrana will have to trim their squad further to fund the striker's new recruitment, but if a move is on the table, Depay will consider it very carefully.
“I don't know about Barca. The transfer market is not open yet. I didn't think about it, “Depay told reporters after Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Spain.
“I try to give my best, play well to become a better player. There is a lot of speculation out there.
“Who doesn't like playing there? They are one of the best teams in the world. Everyone wants to play there, but I didn't think about that. “
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However, Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas is determined not to sell Depay anywhere in the transfer market in January.
“We have many international players for various countries, including Memphis, which is a leader,” Aulas told RMC Sport.
“Memphis, I don't love him but I think he can bring to Lyon the dimension that everyone wants the club to have. of course we will not sell it.
“I was the first to say he was not going to Barcelona. Nobody listened to me during the transfer market because everyone thought he was leaving. ” the lid
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