Barcelona have reportedly reached an agreement to sign one of their prime targets of the recently closed summer window
Barcelona is already planning to bring in reinforcements in the upcoming winter transfer window as the club is looking forward to adding more firepower to their present squad. Currently, Ronald Koeman‘s side is missing some top quality players as the Spanish side bid farewell to some of their star members in the recently concluded transfer window.
The Blaugrana are willing to make up for their losses in the transfer window as the club has already taken the initiative to contact some of their prime targets. The Catalan club was heavily linked with players like Eric Garcia, Memphis Depay, and Lautaro Martinez in the summer transfer window.
However, according to SPORT, Barcelona has reached an agreement to sign Memphis Depay from Lyon. There have not been any further details regarding the transfer fee of the Dutchman as there have not been further details regarding the club agreeing terms with the player or its current employers.
The former Manchester United winger has been on the wishlist of his former national team coach Ronald Koeman as the Dutch manager is keen to bring a striker to the club. The departure of Suarez has left the team without a proper striker which in return has worried the former Everton coach.
At present, Antoine Griezmann has been given the nod to feature as the club’s main striker in their recent run of matches but unfortunately, the Frenchman has not yet registered his name on the scoresheet and has been ineffective. Ronald Koeman’s side also has the services of Martin Braithwaite but the Danish international is yet to make his first appearance in the ongoing season.
The prospect of securing a top striker like Depay will definitely ease some of the pressure for the Dutch manager. However, the chances of bringing the Lyon striker to look bleak as the French side will be hesitant to allow their prized asset to leave them in the middle of an ongoing season. The summer transfer window next year will definitely be a viable option for both clubs to negotiate a deal for the former United winger.
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