Barcelona Sign Memphis Depay on Free Transfer
Sunday, 20-June-2021 09:25
JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, the La Liga club said in a statement (06/20/2021).
Barca said Depay, whose contract with Olympique Lyonnais expires this month, would sign a contract until the end of the 2022-2023 season.
Depay, 27, is the second Dutch striker to be signed on a free transfer since the end of the season after Sergio Aguero, who is out of contract with Manchester City.
Defender Eric Garcia has also joined Barca on a free transfer from City as the Spanish giants struggle to pay big players due to the financial crisis.
Manager Ronald Koeman had long admired Depay, and coached him with the Dutch national team until he left the job to take charge of Barca last year.
Depay, who also played for PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United, was the top scorer in French Ligue 1 last season.
He scored from the penalty spot in Holland's 2-0 win over Austria at Euro 2020, as reported by Antara.
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