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The striker was close to moving to Catalunya over the summer and is happy to see his name linked with the Liga giants

Lyon and Netherlands striker Memphis Depay has admitted that it would be hard to pass up the opportunity to move to Barcelona. 

Depay, 26, has proved a huge hit at Lyon since moving to the Ligue 1 club in 2017 having failed to live up to expectations at Manchester United. 

The forward netted 19 goals in his first full season in the French top flight and, in 2019-20, was a key part of his side’s march to the Champions League semi-finals, scoring six goals in eight appearances as Lyon upset both Juventus and Manchester City before their European dreams were ended by Bayern Munich in the last four.  

Barcelona have long been linked with Depay’s services, and would have tied up a transfer over the summer but for the star’s wages pushing the cash-strapped Catalans over budget. Continue reading

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