Barcelona eyeing moves for Depay, Wijnaldum and Eric Garcia in January
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is eyeing an audacious triple swoop for Memphis Depay, Georginio Wijnaldum and Eric Garcia in January, according to reports.
The Spanish giants were in hot pursuit of the trio before the 2020-21 campaign got underway, but Lyon, Liverpool and Manchester City all stood firm despite Barcelona’s heavy interest.
And according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are once again plotting a transfer spree for the trio in the January window as they all enter the final six months of their respective deals.
Lyon star Depay, who worked with Koeman for the Dutch national team, has refused to rule out a move away from Ligue 1 in January when quizzed on Barcelona’s failed pursuit of him in the summer.
‘We will see,’ said Depay when asked about what the future holds in an interview with Dutch newspaper AD – as reported by Sport.
‘Soon we’ll be in January. We’ll have to wait and see how things are. It’s not that I’m definitely going, but it’s likely there will be clubs in for me soon.’
‘I’m 26 and almost free, so you can expect clubs to be interested in me, no?’ he added.
Meanwhile, City defender Garcia has made clear his desire to return to Barcelona, where he spent his youth career between the years of 2008 – 2017.
Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum would arguably be the toughest player to acquire for Koeman, with Jurgen Klopp determined to keep him for the remainder of the current campaign as Liverpool look to successfully defend their Premier League title.
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