Barcelona boss Koeman confirms he hopes to sign Depay in January


Posted: 3:55 PM EDT October 17, 2020 | Updated October 17, 2020 at 3:55 p.m. EDT

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman reiterated his intention to sign Lyon’s Memphis Depay in January after their summer pursuit failed

The former Manchester United striker appeared to be heading to Camp Nou ahead of the transfer deadline, but a deal could not be reached after Barcelona’s finances were seriously affected this summer in due to the coronavirus pandemic

While Depay has spoken of his pride in capturing the French team and his desire to send them back to the Champions League, his former national team boss is still keen to sign the Dutchman before the expiration of his contract next summer

The AD asked Koeman if he would move for him in the January transfer window, and he replied: ‘It’s a possibility I’ll try because I want to have him in Barcelona, ​​but I can’t not know what the financial situation of the club will be so We will have to wait ‘

Barca’s inability to move on to players this summer was a major hurdle that kept the proposed transfer from going through as Ousmane Dembele and Phillippe Coutinho remained at Camp Nou

Antoine Griezmann has also been linked with a move after publicly complaining that Koeman is playing him out of his position to the right of the Barcelona attack

Barcelona recently released a grim set of financial figures, showing a loss of £ 88million amid the coronavirus crisis, which has affected their summer transfer hopes

« Everything was set, but due to the rules we knew we had to sell a player first, » Koeman confirmed ‘In the end, that didn’t happen We wanted Memphis because it’s a great player and because he has qualities that I think we miss, including an ability to play with depth in his game’

However, Depay commented on Friday: «  I am very happy to be at Lyon I am proud to be a Lyon player and the captain Things have been misunderstood What is said in the media is not still true It’s true that some clubs were interested in me and came forward, but in the end no deal was made ‘

Asked about the possibility of a move in January, he replied: « It is in four months, we will see My thoughts are with Lyon ‘

Barcelona have had a good start to the La Liga season and have taken seven points from their opening three games, they travel to Getafe on Saturday and host Ferencvaros in their Champions League opening group game three days more late

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