In recent weeks Lyon attacker Memphis Depay has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona. The Dutch attacker has an admirer in Barca boss Ronald Koeman, and a move felt like a Lautaro Martinez consolation prize.
Lyon’s president Aulas spoke about the matter on social media this weekend. He made an effort to shut down speculation that talks are even taking place between the two clubs.
“Memphis could have left in August, but now he should stay with us in 2020/21. Contrary to what I have read, there have been no exchanges with Barca, I do not think that it is in Lyon’s interest to allow their captain to leave after this truncated season by the LFP.”
Aulas | Source
This will likely do nothing to calm down any speculation. Barca’s ability to be flexible in the transfer window is almost none. So if Depay is a player they can actually afford, the links will continue.