Memphis Depay hints he might stay at Lyon amid Barcelona interest 7

Memphis Depay hints he might stay at Lyon amid Barcelona interest

Memphis Depay insists he is happy to see out the remaining six months of his contract at Lyon as he continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona.

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The Dutchman’s deal with the French side expires in the summer and he has long been the subject of interest from Ronald Koeman’s side.

Though Depay claims he is ‘happy’ in France, it still remains likely that he will depart on a free transfer at the end of the season.

‘I’m happy here. We have a great team, I really like the president, we’ll see what happens,’ he told Canal+ following Wednesday’s win over Lens.

‘The president and I know what happened in the last four seasons. Let’s keep going and enjoy my presence. I might be here until the end of the season.

‘Let’s focus on Saturday’s game, let’s be happy, we have a great team.’

The 26-year-old scored twice as Lyon moved three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 on Wednesday night. He has returned 10 goals in 17 appearances in his fifth season with the French side after joining in 2017.

Memphis Depay hints he might stay at Lyon amid Barcelona interest 11

Memphis Depay hints he might stay at Lyon amid Barcelona interest 12

His move came after two disappointing seasons at Manchester United and he helped Lyon into the semi-finals of last season’s Champions League.

Depay spoke after under-fire Barcelona boss Koeman claimed he will be content with his squad if the club are unable to secure any signings in the January transfer window.

Barca are languishing in fifth in the LaLiga standings and have played a game more than leaders Atletico Madrid, who are 10 points ahead of them.

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‘Every coach always looks to the month of January and how the squad can be improved, just like I do,’ Koeman said.

‘I have made a list of possible injuries and players that would be interesting to bring in. It depends on the club.

‘If it’s not possible, I can depend on the players I have already.’

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