Barcelona is about to signal Lyon captain, Memphis Depay, as a striker, Luis Suarez’s alternative at Camp Nou.
In response to Mundo Deportivo, Depay, 26, tops Barcelona’s checklist of gamers that can substitute Suarez when the previous Liverpool hitman finally leaves the Camp Nou.
Barcelona is now anticipated to pay Lyon round €20 million for Depay, given he’s within the last 12 months of his contract with the French Ligue 1 membership.
Suarez’s future at Barcelona is unclear, following the membership’s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich within the 2019/20 Champions League final month.
Barcelona had put Suarez up on the market with another senior gamers.
Suárez, 33, nonetheless has a 12 months left in his present contract with the Catalan membership, however he isn’t in new Barcelona supervisor Ronald Koeman’s plans for subsequent season.
The Uruguay worldwide has been closely linked with a transfer to Juventus and Ajax respectively up to now few days.
In the meantime, talking about the potential for him leaving Lyon this summer time, Depay mentioned final month: “I don’t see the longer term, I don’t know if I’ll do the total season right here. I’ve been right here for 4 years, and I grew to become a captain.
“After it’s a must to take a look at your profession, there isn’t a Champions League. In the meanwhile I don’t know.”