BARCELONA have been given an enormous enhance of their pursuit of Memphis Depay with studies suggesting the Dutch ace could possibly be obtainable for a reduced worth.
French outlet L’Equipe declare the Lyon star might price the Nou Camp giants £4.5million with the striker getting into the ultimate months of his contract.
Lyon star Memphis Depay could possibly be obtainable for £4.5million based on studies Credit score: Represented by ZUMA Press, Inc.
The ex-Manchester United striker, who has discovered the web seven instances in 15 Ligue 1 appearances this time period, had been valued round £40million earlier this yr.
And the reported worth drop might come as welcome information to the Catalan side who’re keen to cut back their wage invoice following the Covid disaster’s influence on their funds.
And Barca, who bought Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez in a bid to chop their wage spend, are considered eager on flogging a number of gamers to spice up switch funds together with Philippe Coutinho.
The ex-Liverpool ace’s weekly wage is reported to price Barcelona round £190,000-a-week.
Depay, whose contract with Lyon is because of expire on the finish of the season, has been in nice type for membership and nation this time period.
And the participant is reportedly a high goal for Barca boss Ronald Koeman who had been linked with a double summer time swoop for the winger and Manchester City star Eric Garcia.
Memphis Depay says he’s “100 per cent centered” on LyonCredit score: Rex Options
Barcelona, who’re attributable to play Valladolid, have underperformed at instances in Spain’s high flight this time period.
It’s thought Koeman, who faces dropping star captain Lionel Messi subsequent summer time, sees Depay as a strong choice to spice up his crew’s assault.
Nevertheless, his Dutch compatriot has refused to be drawn on speculation regarding his future and hints that he’s “100 per cent centered” on Lyon.