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Barça had reached an agreement over Depay, but La Liga rejected

Alexandre Patanian

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According to Cat Radio, Barcelona had actually reached an agreement for the transfer of Memphis Depay. Still, La Liga rejected the transfer due to the new salary cap in the league. The fee would’ve been 5 million Euros plus 10 in variables.

The deal would’ve been decent for the Blaugranas who passed up to the opportunity of signing one of the players Koeman wanted in his squad. The fact Ousmane Dembélé refused to leave Camp Nou might have something to do with the deal as it would’ve relieved Barça from his big wages.

With one year left on Memphis’ contract, Lyon were ready to cash in even if it meant they’d get next to nothing. Barça spent all summer chasing a deal for Depay, and the fact they had reached an agreement is excellent. Still, it looks a bit shady as Jean-Michel Aulas, Lyon’s president, had said that none of his players would leave after Friday, and many rumours surrounding Memphis’ future came after Friday. Who knows, Barcelona might get their man, along with Eric García next summer.

Source: Cat Radio

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Ilaix Moriba speaks following his first screamer goal for Barcelona

Aaryan Parasnis

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Ilaix Moriba has scored his first goal for Barcelona in stunning fashion. The teenager came on as a substitute against Osasuna and linked up with Lionel Messi to get off the mark for the club.

After enjoying a wonderful time with the first team in this past month and a half, making his senior debut against Cornella in the Copa del Rey, the midfielder has gone from strength to strength. He made

Moriba replaced Sergio Busquets in the 67th minute for his fifth appearance of the season. In the final moments of the game, linked up with Lionel Messi, feinted onto his left foot before unleashing a fierce left footed shot into the top corner.

Ronald Koeman was full of praise for the youngster after his cameo against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey in midweek, and his faith in the Barça B youngster has once again paid major dividends.

READ: Osasuna 0-2 Barcelona: Match Review

The 18-year-old’s goal sealed an eighth away win of the league campaign for Barcelona, after Jordi Alba opened the scoring in the first half with a magnificent finish from a stellar lobbed through pass from Messi.

“I will never forget this moment until I die. This is where Ansu scored too. He is like a brother to me, he is from the family,” said Moriba in the post-match interview (via BarçaTV+).

Moriba added: “I want to dedicate this goal to my father and La Masia where I have learned a lot from.”

Barcelona grabbed all three points at El Sadar against a tough Osasuna side to move within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Catalans will now be hoping that the Madrid derby tomorrow will help them close the gap at the top even further.

Ilaix is also confident that they still have a chance for the title: “La Liga isn’t over for us. We will fight till the end. That is the DNA they taught us at La Masia.”

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