Memphis Depay confirms he will QUIT Lyon this summer with Man Utd flop linked with huge Barcelona transfer

MEMPHIS DEPAY will quit Lyon this summer, with Barcelona reported to be interested in signing the ex-Manchester United forward.

The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season – and it's bad news for United, who are set to receive nothing from the player's sell-on clause.

Speaking to French newspaper L'Equipe, Depay said: "It will be strange to think that I will play my final game for the club on Sunday against Nice.

"I am a bit sad that I won't be able to do that in front of the fans, in an empty stadium without my friends, the fans and my family.

"I've had some great times here. I have played in the Champions League, I have captained the team and I am a much better player now.

"I want to go to one of the two or three best clubs in the top five leagues. I don't know where I will end up yet, but that's my plan.

"If people don't consider me a player of that level then they have a problem with me. If I am not on the list of great players then it's their problem."

Barcelona are believed to be interested in signing Depay and the player has reportedly been house hunting in Catalonia.


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The Holland international has also been linked with Premier League giants Liverpool and Italian side Juventus in recent months.

Depay's impending departure is bad news for the Red Devils, who had a buy-back clause and sell-on fee included in the player's Lyon contract.

United are now set to receive nothing for the Dutch star, who's enjoyed a stellar time in France since leaving Old Trafford in 2017.

Depay has scored 62 goals in 137 Ligue 1 games for Lyon, helping them reach the Champions League semi-finals in 2020 and regaining his place in the Holland team.

He enudred a torrid time at United during his 18-month stint, scoring just two Premier League goals for Louis van Gaal's side before being sold.

United are not believed to be interested in re-signing Depay as their efforts are said to be focused on acquiring Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

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