According to the reliable Dutch journalist Mike Verweij (De Telegraaf), Olympique Lyon forward Memphis Depay will sign for FC Barcelona.
Even though Lautaro Martinez seemed to be the Catalan club’s priority, the Argentine’s agent, Beto Yaqué, confirmed that the player will continue at Inter Milan. After this news, Barcelona considers Memphis Depay as their number one target.
Barcelona will pay €25m for the player, with an additional €5m at the end of the season. Depay’s official presentation will take place later this week. Before all, the Catalan club wants to resolve the Suárez situation.
Source: De Telegraaf (Tier 1)
Ronald Koeman talks following his first La Liga win with Barça
Ronald Koeman played his first official game with Barcelona tonight. The Dutch manager managed to get a comfortable win against a strong Villareal side. After the game, Koeman talked in the post-match conference and started his words putting praise on Ansu Fati:
“I’m delighted with Ansu Fati. He has a huge future ahead of him. Fati’s performance should be highlighted. I was complaining a little last week when he didn’t show his maximum performance in pre-season. He’s only 17 years old, he will have a great future but he also must improve things. Sometimes he lacks a bit of concentration.”, said the Barça boss.
Regarding a potential striker signing, the manager added: “It would be good have a ‘9’ so we have more options, but we can also play without one.”
Griezmann, who had a more silent performance tonight did not disappoint the Dutchman either: “I’m very happy with Griezmann. It doesn’t matter that he didn’t score.”
“I’m very happy with the what we’ve shown in the first half, we dominated the opposition. We played like a great team, recovering balls, and our transition in attack has been optimal.”, added Koeman.