Memphis Depay is one of the most talked-about names ahead of the upcoming transfer window, with clubs such as Juventus and Barcelona impressed by the season he is having at Lyon.
The Dutch forward is only under contract until the end of the season and has signaled his intent not to renew and to leave on a free transfer.
This potential bargain has made some of Europe’s biggest clubs sit up and take notice, including Barcelona who tried to sign him in the last window but ultimately couldn’t make the numbers work due to the economic difficulties they were facing.
Ronald Koeman is still keen on bringing his countryman to Barcelona and, although the economic concerns haven’t gone away, Depay ‘s contractual situation should make a deal more viable now than in the summer.
Meanwhile, Italian champions Juventus could rival the Catalans for Depay ‘s signature.
Juve boss Andrea Pirlo , according to various reports in Italy, wants to sign the Dutch international in January, and the club see him as a low-cost option to inject some quality into their squad as they prepare for the second half of the season.
For Lyon , the decision is whether to cash in now for a reduced price or allow the forward leave for free in the summer.