Barcelona agree £28m deal to bring Lyon forward Memphis Depay to the Nou Camp – where the Manchester United flop will reunite with former Holland manager Ronald Koeman
- Memphis Depay is set to join Barcelona after four seasons at Ligue 1 side Lyon
- Ronald Koeman knows Depay well from his days as the Dutch national coach
- The deal is £28m and he is set to undergo his medical in the next few days
Barcelona have agreed a £28m deal to bring Lyon winger Memphis Depay to the Nou Camp.
Ronald Koeman has been keen on signing the 26-year-old, who he knows very well from his time coaching the Dutch national team.
Depay is set to travel to Barcelona in the coming days to complete a medical, and it is hoped he will be presented as a Blaugrana player later in the week.
Memphis Depay is set to reunite with Ronald Koeman after Barcelona agreed a £28m deal
Depay is set to travel to Barcelona in the next few days so the winger can complete a medical
It could mean that Depay might be available for Barcelona’s opening game of the LaLiga season, which is on September 27 against Villarreal.
Koeman has only recently been appointed as manager of Barcelona replacing former coach Quique Setien.
The club are hoping to bounce back strong after a disastrous season where they lost the LaLiga title to their great rivals Real Madrid, and were humiliated in their Champions League exit following an 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich.
New Barcelona coach Koeman is looking to strengthen the team after a disastrous campaign
Depay joined Lyon in January 2017 after a disastrous spell at Manchester United who he joined in the summer of 2015 for £25m.
Manchester United had buy-back and sell-on clauses included in the deal when Depay joined the French side for around £17m.
Since joining Lyon, Depay has shown much more maturity and has improved from his days at Old Trafford, scoring 57 goals in 140 appearances.
Depay made a fantastic start to the new season for Lyon scoring a hat-trick in their opening day 4-1 victory over Dijon.
The Dutchman could start in an attacking lineup with Lionel Messi who decided to stay at the Nou Camp, after previously insisting he was going to leave.
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