– Barcelona are on the verge of completing a three-year move for Man United flop Memphis Depay
– The 27-year-old forward will be out of contract with French League giants Lyon by the end of this month
– The Catalans have already landed Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia both from Man City on free transfers
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Barcelona’s recruitment process in the transfer window this summer is top-notch having already completed the signing of a few quality players.
The Catalans have sealed a deal for stars like Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, and Emerson Royal, but they are not done fortifying their squad yet.
They are confident that Memphis Depay’s deal will be announced early next week and his presentation to the media comes right after he must have signed a three-year deal.
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Sources claim that the Blaugrana had to trigger Emerson’s £7.8million release clause to have him join them in spite of his deal with Real Betis expiring at the end of this month as reported by Daily Mail and Be Soccer.
Although Lionel Messi has not committed his future to the club, they are however confident he will stay beyond this month despite interests from Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain.
The publication reports that the Camp Nou outfit will include a decent release clause in the Dutchman’s contract while his salary will also be affordable due to the current financial crisis caused by the deadly COVID-19 when he leaves Lyon on a free transfer.
Depay has been on Barcelona’s radar since the arrival of Koeman last summer but they were unable to afford the transfer fee of around £23million set by his French club.
After an unsuccessful spell at Manchester United, the Dutchman joined the Ligue 1 outfit in 2017 and has scored 76 goals in 178 matches, including 20 in Ligue 1 in 2020-21.
Barcelona also want Depay’s international team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum, who is leaving Liverpool at the end of the month after five years at Anfield.
Eric Garcia returns to Barcelona for free this summer
. earlier reported that Barcelona have sealed a five-year deal for out-of-contract Manchester City centre-back Eric Garcia this summer.
The 20-year-old will have a staggering £343 million inserted in his contract by the Catalan club to prevent other suitors from luring him away.
Garcia will become the second player after player to join the Camp Nou outfit this summer after Sergio Aguero.