Memphis Depay was one of those targeted by the Barcelona in this pass market. The forward was specially requested by Ronald Koeman and his name sounded strongly in the Catalan group. However, when it seemed that the operation was closing, even with a significant reduction by Lyon, Finally Culé gave up the purchase because they had not sold what they wanted to be able to go back on the market.
Thus, Barsa changed the strategy and now aims to be able to incorporate it in January 2021, as long as the club’s financial situation improves. Meanwhile, in France, Depay continues to show why Koeman asked for it: this Sunday Lyon beat Racing de Strasbourg 3-2 for the seventh round of Ligue 1, with three assists from the Dutch forward.
Tino Kadewere and Karl Toko Ekambi, twice, scored goals for the French who were great cheerleaders in the last Champions League. In the previous one, the game was in doubt until it was finally confirmed that 10 of 12 positive tests by Covic-19 between players and staff were negative after further analysis on Friday.