Lyon captain Memphis Depay does not deny his move away from the French side.
He was asked whether he was indeed going to stay on at Lyon or whether he would leave for another club since he would be a free agent if his contract isn’t extended. To that, Depay said:
“You ask me a lot about this question. But I’m not going to make promises that I’m not sure I can keep. I think Lyon has to take advantage of my presence here now. And I have to take advantage of being here. And that’s what I’m trying to do. to do every day. You can ask those around me: I like to train and I try to be positive every day.”
Ronald Koeman had spoken about Depay’s move to Barcelona back in October – and said it was definitely ‘a possibility.’
“That (a move for Depay) is certainly a possibility. I will try, because I would like to have him here,” he stated in an interview with AD, through Spanish publication Marca.
“But I cannot estimate now what the financial situation of the club is in January. We will have to wait to see it.
“I do not have the role to decide this, it depends on the club. For me, it is a matter of waiting. We want Memphis because he is a great player and because he has qualities that, in my opinion, we lack, especially in depth in our attack.”