Barca can’t afford Depay – Lyon president Aulas

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Natural History Museums That Are Really, Really Good10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’The New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise You However, he had announced that he did not wish to extend his Lyon contract, which expires next summer, and has never hidden his desire to play “for a bigger club”. Lyon’s Dutch forward Memphis Depay looks set for a move to Barcelona Read Also: Barca star faces fitness race ahead of new season The 26-year-old started on the bench for Lyon’s Ligue 1 match against Montpellier on Tuesday night. He began his career with PSV Eindhoven before moving to Manchester United and, in 2017, Lyon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Tuesday that his Barcelona counterpart Josep Maria Bartomeu told him the Catalan giants could not afford Memphis Depay after reports in Dutch media a deal was almost complete. De Telegraaf reported earlier on Tuesday that Netherlands forward Depay was set to join compatriots Frenkie de Jong and Ronald Koeman at Barca this week in a transfer worth 25 million euros ($29.6 million). Responding on Twitter, Aulas said: “The president of Barcelona told me on Sunday that Barca are really suffering from the Covid crisis and were not able to make an offer.” Koeman has been on the hunt for a striker after telling Uruguayan Luis Suarez he wasn’t in his plans for the coming season. Depay played an important role in Lyon’s progress to the Champions League semi-final and scored a hat-trick in their opening Ligue 1 win of the season over Dijon.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img