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Ronald Koeman confirms Memphis Depay to Barcelona ‘is almost done’

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The coach has offered an update on the transfer

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Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman confirmed on Wednesday that Memphis Depay is on the brink of sealing a switch to the Camp Nou.

Depay said earlier in the day at a news conference that he wants to play for Ronald Koeman and urged supporters to “just wait, and then the news will come.”

Koeman offered a further update and said the deal isn’t completely finalized yet but certainly isn’t far away.

“Memphis said something about it today and I can confirm that. It’s almost done. It hasn’t been signed yet, but almost. I wanted him last January, but if it does happen now, that’s great.”

The Barcelona boss also spoke about missing out on Georginio Wijnaldum. Koeman was reportedly keen to bring in the midfielder from Liverpool, but the Dutchman has ended up at PSG instead.

“That also had to do with the situation at Barcelona,” he said. “Another party has intervened. I talked to Gini about it and it was up to him to make the choice.”

Source | Voetbal International

Barcelona fans will be able to check out Memphis in action on Thursday when the Netherlands take on Austria in their second group match of Euro 2020.