Netease Sports reported on October 16:
Before the transfer window closed this summer, Depay almost joined Barcelona. At that time, Barcelona had and
The contract between Depay and Lyon will expire next summer, and he has made it clear that he will not renew it. In addition to selling Depay in the winter in order to withdraw funds, Lyon has no choice, chairman Olas can not let Depay free transfer next summer. "Daily Sports" pointed out that Barcelona has negotiated Depay's joining in the winter. Considering that Depay's fixed transfer fee this summer is only 5 million euros, his winter transfer price is obviously not higher than this figure.
While finalizing Depay, Barcelona must continue to clean up redundant strikers in order to withdraw funds and create salary space. "Daily Sports" pointed out that Barcelona's first choice is still to purge Dembele, the Frenchman was priced at 50 million euros.
If Dembele cannot be sent away, Barcelona also has plan B. Barcelona is testing the possibility of putting Brethwaite on the transfer market. The Danes came to the Nou Camp in February this year. Brethwaite changed his jersey number to No. 9 this season. If he leaves the team in the winter, he will become one of the most "short-lived" No. 9s in the history of the Nou Camp.