After a bad spell with Manchester United, Memphis Depay moved to Olympique Lyon, where he changed his fortunes. He has been a key player for the French team and has played a pivotal role in the race for his first Ligue 1 title since 2008. Depay has scored 14 goals and contributed nine assists in the league so far.
The Netherlands international has caught the attention of clubs across Europe, with Barcelona among clubs linked to the Lyon player. Depay was set to join Barcelona last summer but a decision did not materialize, forcing him to stay in Ligue 1 for another season.
Depay’s contract expires this summer, and according to reports, he fancies a new challenge and will not extend his stay in Lyon. Liverpool have now joined the race for the 27-year-old and will face Barcelona for the player’s signing.
Liverpool look to step up their attack this summer
Having struggled for results this season, Liverpool will aim to strengthen their attack as they prepare for next season. The Merseyside club have been enjoyed by a plethora of players including Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, Rodrigo De Paul and Raphinha of Leeds United in recent weeks.
Memphis Depay is the latest striker linked with a move to Liverpool as he is one of the top players who will be without a contract this summer. Depay’s commitment will be a big deal for Liverpool as he has been impressive for Lyon this season.
However, a possible stumbling block in Liverpool’s pursuit for the Lyonnais is his preference for a move to Barcelona, where he will reunite with former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman.