Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Lyon star Memphis Depay for £28m. The 27-year-old will reunite with his formal national team coach Ronald Koeman who was recently appointed Barcelona’s head coach after the Bluagrana giants ended last season trophy- less and suffered the biggest defeat in one legged Champions League quarter final tie.
The club desperately needs a massive revamp in playing staff and Ronald Koeman has identified Memphis Depay as a player who will improve the current team if signed.
Depay scoring streak has improved with Lyon and he now bangs an average of 2 goals a game which is impressively. He has scored 57 goals with 15 assists in 140 appearances.
That impressive display has caught attention of Koeman who now feels the 27-year-old Dutch international is much stronger, faster and better finisher than the 33-year-old Luis Suarez. Depay will arrive Camp Nou to commence his medical and sign a contract.
His signing now means Luis Suarez must find a new club or risk sitting on the bench for the rest of the season.