Barcelona completes Depay’s two-year free agent signing

Barcelona has completed the signing of Memphis Depay.

The 27-year-old winger joined the free transfer after his contract with Lyon expired.

The striker is the fourth player to join the Spanish team this summer after Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia signed after leaving Manchester City and Emerson Real.

How long was Depay signed?

The former PSV and Manchester United player has long been associated with a move to Camp Nou.

Barcelona were linked again last year and January, but the winger finally reunited with former Dutch boss Ronald Koman and signed a two-year contract.

The announcement was made a few days after Ronald Koeman stated that an agreement was being reached. Tell reporter : “I haven’t signed yet, but it’s almost done.”

After Depay said he wanted to play under Koeman again and hinted that no other team rushed to sign him, he made a comment.

How did Memphis perform in Lyon?

The Dutch international joined Lyon from Manchester United in 2017.

During the four years of playing for the French team, he played 178 times in all competitions and scored 76 goals.

However, his last season was his most prolific one, as he scored 20 goals in Ligue 1 and eventually became tied for second top scorer after Paris Saint-Germain star Kellyan Mbappé, who won 27 assists. Depay ranked first with 12 assists.

Depay and Coman reunited

Depay has worked with Koman for nearly two years, and the 58-year-old is in charge of the Netherlands.

After failing in the 2016 European Cup and the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, the Dutch team has made progress under the leadership of Guus HIddink and Danny Blind. He is a key player.

Before Koeman was lured to Barcelona in August last year, Depay scored 11 goals in 18 games under Koeman.



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