According to Fabrizio Romano, Memphis Depay has agreed personal terms with Barcelona so a deal could be on the cards.
The Catalans have been on a hunt for a new ‘number 9‘ to replace Luis Suárez for a while and the Dutchman seems the chosen one. Of course, the Uruguayan is yet to officially depart but that should happen sooner rather than later.
Even though Olympique Lyon would rather keep their star forward in France, Ronald Koeman’s connection could be vital in securing the move. The two have worked together in the national team and the new Azulgrana coach knows the player well.
And now according to reliable sources, Depay has agreed personal terms with Barcelona. However, the final agreement between the two clubs is still missing.
There were whispers of Samuel Umtiti potentially being included in the deal but that has gone quiet ever since. The Frenchman’s questionable fitness level and astronomical wages are still the main obstacle.
Should Depay really arrive at Barcelona, it will be at the expense of Lautaro Martínez. The Argentine is someone the club like but he seems unattainable at this very moment in time.
It is worth mentioning that the Catalans are also still interested in Georginio Wijnaldum as well. However, despite Barça’s contact with his agents, no official bid has been submitted to Liverpool as of yet.
Source: Fabrizio Romano