Olympique Lyonnais on Tuesday poured cold water on studies that their Dutch global ahead Memphis Depay is on the edge of a 30-million euro ($35.54 million) transfer to Barcelona. Dutch media reported on Tuesday that the Catalan membership, the place former Netherlands trainer Ronald Koeman lately took over, have been on the edge of signing the 26-year-old striker.
Yet Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas mentioned the Spanish giants had instructed him Depay was once too dear for them.
“The president of Barça (Josep Maria Bartomeu) told me on Sunday that Barça was suffering a lot from the COVID-19 crisis and have no possibility of making an offer,” Aulas tweeted on Tuesday (@JM_Aulas).
Depay is beneath contract at Lyon till subsequent yr, having joined them from Manchester United 3 years in the past.
He helped the French membership to the semi-final of the Champions League closing month and scored a hat-trick as Lyon kicked off the brand new Ligue 1 marketing campaign with a 4-1 house win over Dijon on Aug. 28.