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Updates: Barcelona agree £28m deal to sign Lyon winger Memphis Depay

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Barcelona have agreed a £28m deal to bring Lyon winger Memphis Depay to the Nou Camp.

Ronald Koeman has been keen on signing the 26-year-old, who he knows very well from his time coaching the Dutch national team.

Depay is set to travel to Barcelona in the coming days to complete a medical, and it is hoped he will be presented as a Blaugrana player later in the week.

Memphis Depay is set to reunite with Ronald Koeman after Barcelona agreed a £28m deal
Memphis Depay is set to reunite with Ronald Koeman after Barcelona agreed a £28m deal
Depay is set to travel to Barcelona in the next few days so the winger can complete a medical
Depay is set to travel to Barcelona in the next few days so the winger can complete a medical
It could mean that Depay might be available for Barcelona’s opening game of the LaLiga season, which is on September 27 against Villarreal.

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Koeman has only recently been appointed as manager of Barcelona replacing former coach Quique Setien.

The club are hoping to bounce back strong after a disastrous season where they lost the LaLiga title to their great rivals Real Madrid, and were humiliated in their Champions League exit following an 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich.

New Barcelona coach Koeman is looking to strengthen the team after a disastrous campaign
New Barcelona coach Koeman is looking to strengthen the team after a disastrous campaign
Depay joined Lyon in January 2017 after a disastrous spell at Manchester United who he joined in the summer of 2015 for £25m.

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Manchester United had buy-back and sell-on clauses included in the deal when Depay joined the French side for around £17m.

Since joining Lyon, Depay has shown much more maturity and has improved from his days at Old Trafford, scoring 57 goals in 140 appearances.

Depay made a fantastic start to the new season for Lyon scoring a hat-trick in their opening day 4-1 victory over Dijon.

The Dutchman could start in an attacking lineup with Lionel Messi who decided to stay at the Nou Camp, after previously insisting he was going to leave.

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