Ronald Koeman responds to Depay and Martinez rumours
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Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has responded to Memphis Depay and Lautaro Martinez rumours.

The departure of Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid might force the club to bring in a new striker at Camp Nou.

Two forwards Memphis Depay and Lautaro Martinez have been identified as a perfect replacement for the Uruguayan international.

“Nothing is ruled out,” Koeman said on Saturday when asked about possible moves for either of the two forwards.

“But as I have said, I am focused on the players who are here. Barca always has to be prepared to strengthen [the squad].”

Koeman was also asked about Puig given a shirt number with Barca B after he rejected to go out on loan.

“They are decisions on behalf of the club,” he said. “There are players with a shirt number from the first team and others with a shirt number for Barca B.

“In Riqui’s case, there is competition in his position. It’s not true that I don’t count on Riqui, because tomorrow he is on the list of players called up and all the players called up have a chance [to play].”

“Riqui, like other youngsters, has to play games. If it can’t be with the first team, then with the B or other teams.

“In the end, it’s the player’s decision. If Riqui and [Carles] Alena stay, they will have chances. It depends on the player’s performance. That’s how it is for Riqui and for other young players.”

 

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