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Barcelona news today.. Depay's deal announced on Monday, despite his presence in Euro 2020

Press reports revealed today, Saturday, that Barcelona is close to contracting Dutch striker Memphis Depay, the French Olympique Lyon striker, as the club is optimistic about contracting him next Monday.

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The Catalan newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, confirmed that Barcelona’s negotiations with Depay are in their final stages, but the club cannot announce the final completion of the deal, and there may be positive news within two days given the good agreement that occurred in recent days with the Dutch player’s agent.

And the newspaper added, Barcelona is dealing with the matter cautiously, given what happened with the other Dutchman, Georginio Wijnaldum, who was a high degree of optimism to sign him last week, but in the end there was a wonderful offer from Paris Saint-Germain that made the former Liverpool midfielder change his position to move to the capital. French.

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And the newspaper continued, in the same situation, Memphis Depay, who also had tempting offers, one of them from Juventus, Barcelona has been seeking after him for months, but the decision was postponed until the Catalan club president, Joan Laporta, decided to keep the Dutchman Ronald Koeman as technical director of the team next season, which is crucial for him. Depay.

The newspaper added, however, that the Barcelona coach’s persistence and insistence on Depay made the striker wait and not rush to resolve his position from any other club, because he wanted to make sure that Koeman would stay, and as soon as the matter was resolved, he asked his agent to start working to finalize his agreement with Barcelona.

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The newspaper stated that Barcelona had agreed with Depay's desire to contract for a period of 3 years, but he would not raise the value of the deal more than the amount specified since the beginning of the negotiations, as the club expressed its agreement to contract for an additional year, but without increasing the financial compensation already agreed upon.

And the newspaper concluded, saying, Barcelona hopes to announce the contract with the Dutch international next Monday, although there is no specific day yet, but it is unlikely if the deal is announced that it will be presented to the media, given that it focuses with his country participating in the European Championship, as it is one of the It is unlikely that Netherlands coach Frank de Boer will allow him to leave the isolated environment due to the Corona pandemic to attend his presentation ceremony in Barcelona.