“Bartomeu told me they don't have the money to sign Depay”

Jean-Michel Aulas, president of Olympique Lyon, has confirmed on Twitter that the club he chairs has not received an offer for Memphis Depay from Barcelona. Indeed, the charismatic French president has categorically stated that Bartomeu assured her that they had no money to submit an offer for the Dutchman. “Bartomeu assured me that they had suffered a lot from the coronavirus crisis and did not have enough money to sign Memphis Depay “, read the tweet of the maximum president of the whole of the Rhone. While in Holland they took the agreement between Barcelona and the player for granted, Aulas has come out to deny the rumors.

The prestigious newspaper L’Equipe confirmed this morning the information that Aulas has ratified on Twitter. The French newspaper claimed that the Olympique de Lyon striker had not yet received an offer from Barcelona and that he was even considering the possibility of continuing one more season in French football. Only if Barcelona get the exits of Vidal (they have done it with Inter) and Luis Suárez, Bartomeu will be able to go for Memphis Depay.


The sports director of Olympique de Lyon, Juninho Pernambucano, has made it clear that no offer has been received for either Memphis Depay or Houssem Aouar. These statements have been made in the mixed zone after the team's league defeat by the minimum in Montpellier.

The verbatim words of the Brazilian were the following: “We did not receive anything for Aouar, we received nothing for Depay, the market is still open but so far we have not received anything. We are considering possible additions to join Lyon.”