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Just in: Ronald Koeman’s close friend confirms Depay signing

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While the UEFA Euro 2020 may be going on in full flow, Barcelona are making quite a lot of progress in the transfer market as Joan Laporta & co. look to right the wrongs of the past and take the club back to its glory days.

Barcelona have already completed three signings for this summer and it seems like the fourth one is also on its way. Indeed, as reported by La Porteria, journalist Lluis Canut, a close aide of the Catalans’ manager Ronald Koeman, has given away the identity of the next player set to arrive at Camp Nou.

And, it is none other than Netherlands superstar Memphis Depay. The Olympique Lyon captain has been on the radars of Barcelona ever since Koeman was made the manager of the club last year. While a move for the Dutchman failed last summer, the Blaugrana have maintained their interest in him and are now close to getting their man.

Depay is in the final weeks of his contract with Lyon and has confirmed that he will be leaving on a free transfer. While there has been plenty of interest from other clubs in the ex-Manchester United winger, a move to Camp Nou always seemed the most likely outcome, considering his past association with Koeman when the latter was the manager of the Netherlands national team.

And Canut, who is known to provide the scoop on Koeman, has now sensationally claimed: “Memphis Depay is already signed.” This development comes after Mundo Deportivo had claimed that the 27-year-old’s signing was all but done this past weekend.

Depay is coming on the back of a brilliant season for Lyon, during which he netted 22 goals in 40 games. The Dutchman has been in good form heading into the Euros as well. Should he be able to carry that form forward when he joins Barcelona, he will prove to be a stunning bargain for the Catalan giants.

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