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Papers: Koeman likes Memphis Depay – ‘ There is interest from Barça’

Lyon’s star could indeed be on his way to Catalonia.

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Barcelona are working hard on new signings and it seems that Ronald Koeman particularly likes Memphis Depay. For that reason, he may very well be on his way to the Camp Nou.

We know as much because the player has admitted it himself. Mundo Deportivo have gone with a big cover today, saying ‘Lion Depay‘, and focusing on the potential transfer.

They also say that Koeman likes Memphis Depay very much and the player has already confirmed Barça’s interest in one of the recent interviews. Of course, the club will also try to include Samuel Umtiti in the deal but it’s difficult.

Lyon like him, sure. After all, he’s their former star. But he is also in a doubtful physical condition and his wages are astronomical. For that reason, this is a very difficult operation for the French outfit.

SPORT, on the other hand, are going with something a little bit different. They talk about Koeman’s 10 commandments.

They go as follows: 1. Meritocracy 2. Physical preparation 3. Strategy 4. High pressure 5. Youth 6. A tied down dressing room 7. Professionalism 8. Game system 9. Personality 10. Messi.

Apart from that, it also seems that the coach himself has personally called Philippe Coutinho to ensure the Brazilian stays. Koeman sees him as an important piece of his squad and it will be interesting to see where he fits.

Elsewhere, ‘Més que una moció‘ – the motion of no confidence against president Josep Maria Bartomeu – has 7,500 signatures. That means they are almost halfway there to dethroning the upper hierarchy.

But the clock is ticking…

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