The 27-year-old Memphis Depay becomes Barcelona’s fourth signing of the off-season as it looks to improve on a season in which the only success was the Copa del Rey title. The Spanish Club said that Depay has agreed on a two-year contract with Barcelona as a free agent until 2023.
Depay has scored a penalty in its 2-0 win over Austria on Thursday. After stints with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United, Depay joined Lyon in January 2017.
His last season with Lyon was his best with 20 goals to his credit. He played for Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on the Netherlands team before Koeman left to take over at Camp Nou at the start of the 2020-21 season.
Depay is Barcelona’s fourth signing of the offseason as it looks to improve on a season in which the only success was the Copa del Rey title. Facing 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in debt, Barcelona is focusing on free agents to avoid paying transfer fees. Sergio Aguero and defender Eric Garcia have arrived after ending contracts with Manchester City, while Brazilian defender Emerson Royal was recalled from a loan to Real Betis.