Barcelona to sign Memphis Depay in January
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Barcelona to sign Memphis Depay in January

Laliga giants FC Barcelona will go for the services of Lyon skipper Memphis Depay in January according to manager Ronald Koeman.

Koeman wanted to reunite with the Dutchman in the summer but a deal failed in the final days but the team is yet to give up on the player as they seek to boost their attack.

In an interview with AD (ht Sky Sports), when asked if they would move for Depay in January, Koeman said: "That's certainly a possibility, yes.

"I will try (to sign Depay in January) because I'd like to have him here. But I can't say now what the club's financial situation will be like in January. We'll have to wait and see. It's not up to me, it depends on the club.

"For me, it's just a question of waiting. We wanted Memphis because he's a great player and because he has qualities that, in my opinion, we lack. Especially depth in the attacking play.

"The majority of Barcelona's attacking players want the ball to their feet. Memphis can be used as an outlet, but he's also capable of going in behind. He's strong, dynamic and can play as well as a striker or as a left-winger."

Barcelona wanted to sign a striker after they lost Luis Suarez to Barcelona and with Inter standing their ground on striker Lautaro Martinez, Koeman felt that Depay would be a cheaper option than the Argentine. 

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