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Rudi Garcia: ‘I will personally take Depay in my car’

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Memphis Depay is linked with a move to Barcelona as the Catalan club restructures its squad ahead of the 2020/21 La Liga campaign. 

Lionel Messi is staying at the Camp Nou. However, first-team regulars Luis Saurez and Arturo Vidal have been told to find employment elsewhere. Barcelona need reinforcements and they are keeping tabs on Memphis Depay.

Depay knows new Blaugrana coach Ronald Koeman. The Olympique attacker worked under Koeman in the Netherlands setup. 

A deal can be reached between Lyon and Barcelona for Depay’s services, with Rudi Garcia favoring the transfer. The French tactician shared that he will not stand in any players way if they want to progress the career.

“I read the Catalan press this morning. They talk about Memphis,” he told Telefoot. “Memphis is a fantastic player and if he can play the season with Lyon, we will only be stronger.

“But like many of my players, if they have the opportunity to play in a club built to win the Champions League, and he’s met a lot of them last season, I will personally take him in my car.”

Depay is currently with the Netherlands team. He started the game for the Oranje in their 1-0 win over Poland.