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Rudi Garcia willing to drive Memphis Depay to Barcelona

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The Lyon boss has responded to recent rumors

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Lyon boss Rudi Garcia wants Memphis Depay to stay with the Ligue 1 side but admitted he’d be happy if he left for a club capable of winning the Champions League.

The Netherlands international is currently being linked with a move to Barcelona, as new boss Ronald Koeman reportedly wants to bring him to the Camp Nou.

Garcia was asked about the speculation on Sunday and opened the door for Depay to depart.

“I read the Catalan press this morning. They talk about Memphis, but they also say Luis Suarez hasn’t left yet. And there was also a small left leg (Lionel Messi) Who wanted to leave, but still stays. So maybe there is no room for another player.

“Memphis is a top player, a fantastic player who has just returned from cruciate ligament surgery. If he stays with OL this season, we’ll only be stronger. But if he gets a chance to play at a club that can win the Champions League, and he plays a lot for them next season, I’ll personally drive him there with my car, like many of my other players.”

Source | Telefoot

Recent reports have suggested Barcelona are closing in on a deal for the 26-year-old former Manchester United and could land him for €25m.