Memphis Depay got his wanted transfer to FC Barcelona. De CCeit reports that the transition from the Olympique Lyonnais striker to the Catalan top club is complete.
At Barcelona, Depay is reunited with coach Ronald Koeman, under whose leadership he has grown into a face-determining player in the Dutch national team.
Barcelona is said to be paying 25 million for Depay in the first instance. At a later stage, the Catalan club will transfer an additional EUR 5 million to Lyon. Bonuses may even increase the final transfer amount by several million more
The arrival of the 26-year-old attacker has been hanging in the air for some time now. Depay had previously reached a personal agreement. Georginio Wijnaldums name is also frequently associated with Barcelona.
With the transition to Barcelona, Depay will return to the absolute European top. In 2015 he earned a transfer (34 million euros) to Manchester United from then coach Louis van Gaal.
In England Depay could not live up to it. After a year and a half, he left for Lyon for a sum of EUR 16 million, where he eventually became captain and played himself in the picture at the biggest clubs in Europe.