Barca can't afford Depay, says Lyon president Aulas

Barcelona Agree €30m Transfer For Depay

Memphis DEPAY of Lyon during the Veolia Trophy match between Lyon and Celtic Glasgow at Groupama Stadium on July 18, 2020 in Lyon, France.

Yet Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said the Spanish giant had told him Depay was too expensive for it.

Now, the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf believe that a deal for Depay has been sealed for the aforementioned fee.

Barcelona are closing in on a €30m deal to sign Memphis Depay from Lyon, as Ronald Koeman looks to overhaul his squad at the Camp Nou.

Aulas wrote: "The president of Barca indicated to me on Sunday that Barca were suffering a lot from the COVID crisis and didn't have the possibility to make an offer".

So, personal terms between Barcelona and Memphis Depay has already been agreed upon. So, the Netherlands striker will sign a deal until June 2024.

'We are looking for players with quality and experience, because not any footballer can play for Barca, ' he said. The 33-year-old Uruguay worldwide has apparently already agreed to join Juventus, but the contract between him and the Catalan club runs until next summer and he demands to be paid out in full to leave. We always aspire to improve the squad'.

However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas - prior to Tuesday's 2-1 loss against Montpellier - claimed Barca can not afford to buy Depay due to their finances amid the coronavirus crisis.

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