According to Cat Radio, Barcelona still wants Memphis Depay per Ronald Koeman’s requests. If they are unable to sign the Dutchman, the club will continue the season without a number 9.
Even though Culés pointed towards Ansu Fati’s brilliant performance against Villarreal, Koeman still wants to sign a forward, and he only has one candidate on his list: Memphis Depay. However, the Catalan club is facing financial problems to sign the player.
Lyon would accept bids of around €25 million for Depay. They would also accept €12.5 million now, and the rest paid in installments later on. However, even under these terms, Barça has told that they can not afford the deal.
Even though Koeman keeps insisting, the operation seems not possible at this point, unless the Catalan club continues to sell players. Lyon has also warned Barcelona that the deadline for them to sign the Dutchman is friday.
Sources: Cat Radio