Lyon president wants Depay-Griezmann swap deal with Barcelona
Transfer News

Lyon president wants Depay-Griezmann swap deal with Barcelona

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is willing to have Antoine Griezmann should FC Barcelona consider him a surplus to requirement.

Barcelona is on the verge of signing Dutch winger, Memphis Depay something that might push Griezmann out of the first-team picture and with the Euros coming in 2021, the Frenchman is keen in having as much playing time as he can before the tournament.

Okdiario's chief pundit Eduardo Inda, while speaking on El Chiringuito now says that Barca manager Ronald Koeman has been disappointed with the output of Griezmann in his team and would like to do away with him once he gets Depay.

"Koeman has disappointment and sadness with Griezmann. He is a great player, but in recent times he has been plummeting.  The first thing the coach did is that you had to bet on him, but now he feels disappointed. He would like to sell him or give him away in the winter market and Lyon would be willing to take him.

"If Griezmann goes to Lyon in January, Depay would come to Barcelona, in exchange at zero cost. At the end of the season, if Lyon or the club that comes want to keep him, they should pay Barcelona for the player. In addition, (president Josep Maria) Bartomeu wants to sell him to balance the accounts," Inda said.