Barcelona just waiting for time to announce the transfer of Memphis Depay. Ronald Koeman confirmed the transaction was almost complete.
Memphis Depay is expected to change clubs this summer. That’s none other than because his contract with Lyon will expire on June 30
Barcelona is the main fan of the 27-year-old winger. Indeed, Barca have been serious about signing him since last year but were constrained by a transfer of 25 million euros in the financial crisis they were experiencing
Memphis Depay himself had previously thrown a strong code to join Barcelona. He said he wanted to play for his former Dutch coach, Ronald Koeman, who is now in charge of Barcelona
Koeman was also the one who wanted to recruit Depay from the start.
“The deal is almost complete. It hasn’t been signed yet, but it’s almost done,” Ronald Koeman told Voetbal International as reported by Sportsmole.
“I wanted to sign him in January. But if it happens now, that’s fine. We know what we can do together,” added the Dutchman.
Barcelona has brought in three players after the end of the season, namely Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, and Emerson Royal. Aguero and Garcia were signed on free transfers
How far have Messi’s new contract negotiations gone at Barcelona?
However, a new contract extension agreement has not yet been reached.
The Argentine football superstar’s contract is only two weeks away at Barcelona. Messi will be free to join any club in the summer market if he has not yet reached a new contract agreement with the Blaugrana
Lionel Messi himself only wants to survive if Barca can provide a competitive squad. On the other hand, Barcelona, which is experiencing a financial crisis, has recruited free players such as Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia. Plus immediately brought Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyon.
The talks are going smoothly but not finished yet,” said Laporta di Marca. “The goal is to reach an agreement as quickly as possible.”
“We are confident because he wants to stay. We have signed Kun [Aguero], who reminds him every day at the Copa America that he has to sign a contract so they can play together. ”
“I don’t think I’ll [get an answer] no. I’m optimistic. He wants to stay and we do what we can. It’s not easy. He’s still the best player in the world and is wanted by many clubs with greater financial potential.”
Now things have to be adjusted and this takes patience,” Laporta added of Lionel Messi’s new contract negotiations.
This situation certainly makes Messi a bone of contention for several top European clubs, the last time the Argentine being claimed to be a target for Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
Club president, Joan Laporta also reiterated that Messi still wants to stay in Barcelona, but the process of extending the contract is hampered by Financial Fair Play (FFP) problems.
The club will do whatever we can, but we don’t need to persuade him to stay either. ” said Laporta as reported by Goal.
“Currently, we have to comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. There will be more sales and loans of players without paying transfer fees.
La Liga is likely to lose a lot of star players in the summer of 2021, besides Lionel Messi, Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos is also confirmed to