Koeman gives condition for Barcelona to sign Depay from Lyon
Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has given condition for the club to sign Lyon captain, Memphis Depay, this summer.
Koeman has been keen on bringing in Depay, who he knows very well from his time in charge of the Netherlands national team.
Depay is set to travel to Barcelona in the coming days to complete a medical and should be officially unveiled later in the week.
The former Manchester United star might be available for Barcelona’s opening LaLiga fixture against Villarreal on September 27.
But Koeman, who replaced Quique Setien at Camp Nou in August, is now saying that Barcelona must first sell some of their current players if they are to sign Depay, 26.
Asked about Depay amid talk of a €25m transfer, Koeman categorically told Fox Sports Netherlands: “For Depay to arrive, you [Barcelona] must first sell.”
Barcelona have seen their revenue streams hit hard because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will have less money to spend this summer.
The Blaugrana had hoped to sell the likes of Samuel Umtiti, Rafinha and Jean-Clair Todibo, but have not yet found buyers.