Olympique Lyonnais on Tuesday poured cold water on reports that its Dutch international forward Memphis Depay is on the brink of a 30-million euro ($35.54 million) move to Barcelona.
Dutch media reported on Tuesday that the Catalan club, where former Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman recently took over, was on the brink of signing the 26-year-old striker.
Yet Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said the Spanish giant had told him Depay was too expensive for it.
“The president of Barca (Josep Maria Bartomeu) told me on Sunday that Barca was suffering a lot from the COVID-19 crisis and have no possibility of making an offer,” Aulas tweeted on Tuesday (@JM_Aulas).
Depay is under contract at Lyon until next year, having joined it from Manchester United three years ago.
He helped the French club to the semifinal of the Champions…