Wijnaldum jokes Depay is speaking to him in Spanish amid Barcelona transfer links after Holland pal crashes interview
GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM joked that Memphis Depay speaks to him in Spanish, ahead of the forward's impending move to Barcelona.
Depay, 27, crashed Wijnaldum's post-match interview, with the pair both on Netherlands duty.
The former Manchester United star whispered something to Wijnaldum, prompting a Dutch reporter to ask the new PSG star what Depay had said.
With a smile, Wijnaldum joked: "I do not know, I have not understood.
"He must have spoken in Spanish."
Wijnaldum, who himself was in advanced negotiations with Barca before choosing PSG, was referring to Depay's likely transfer to Catalonia.
The 27-year-old, whose contract with Lyon expires at the end of this month, has not been subtle with his situation.
He said on Wednesday: "Everyone knows that I have been linked to Barca for a while and I want to play for Ronald Koeman.
"Wait and then the news will come.
"Everyone knows that there are conversations and I think we will have news in this regard soon.
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"We have to wait, but I would say that shortly we will be able to know something definitive."
A contract is believed to have been largely agreed, with Barcelona reportedly awaiting a final yes from Depay himself.
Koeman, 58, said: "Memphis has said something about its future and I can confirm it.
"As far as I know it is well on its way. Not yet signed, but almost.
"I wanted to get him in January and if he comes now it's great for us."
The pair worked together during Koeman's stint with the Dutch national team, before he opted to leave last summer to manage Barcelona.
Wijnaldum and Memphis have gotten their Euro 2020 campaigns off to a perfect start, beating Ukraine 3-2 on Sunday, before comfortably seeing off Austria 2-0 last night.
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