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Memphis Depay has agreed personal terms with Barcelona

It seems the deal could be close.

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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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

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Just in: Neymar’s entourage confirms renewal with PSG as he ‘likes the project’

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Fabrizio Romano has broken huge news as part of Neymar’s contract situation with Paris Saint-Germain, which all but officially announces that the Brazilian will be staying in France, contrary to what has been reported recently. The report suggests that that he will sign his extension soon, which is bound to include a massive UCL bonus.

Neymar’s entourage have confirmed his decision to stay with the Paris outfit in conversation with France Football, saying, “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project.”

PSG have, in fact, actually enjoyed success in Europe in the recent past. They reached the Champions League final last season, crumbling only to the unstoppable Bayern Munich by a mere one goal to nil. Since then, they have fired Thomas Tuchel, and hired Mauricio Pochettino, who inspired an incredible victory against Bayern in this season’s Champions League quarters. Spearheaded by Neymar and Mbappe, the capital-side hit the defending champions for three goals, conceding two.

Despite their lead in the UCL, they do not have a stronghold on the trophy with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid still in the running. It becomes a lot more problematic when you realise their situation in Ligue 1.

PSG look far from comfortable in the league, which is a shocker to say the least. As it stands, Pochettino’s mean are in second place with 66 points, three adrift of Lille who top the table with one of the most impressive defensive records in Europe.

A season without either of the big trophies might force Neymar to have a change of mind, with the Barcelona project looking much more comprehensive under Joan Laporta. In fact, the new President might look at the Brazilian as the key that will allow Lionel Messi to stay at the club. We do the same rumours annually, so it is only fair if any of these ‘confirmations’ are turned on their head in the coming weeks.

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