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Depay, Aulas don’t give up hope

Jean-Michel Aulas, president of Olympique Lyonnais, has opened the door once again to a possible extension of Memphis Depay.

Past very close to join the FC Barcelona last summer, the OL captain finally decided to wait quietly for the end of his lease at Lyon. In the grip of big financial difficulties, the Catalans did not budge in the last winter transfer market. If the situation does not improve within the Spanish club and the Gones manage to qualify in Champions League, Memphis depay might be tempted to extend his Lyon adventure. In any case, this is the bet of Jean-Michel Aulas.

“Until the end, we believe he will renew”

In the columns of Progress, the boss of the Rhone club took stock of this file. “It’s the end of an adventure for this year, he’s a very talented, world-class player,” said the Lyon manager. I always wanted him to stay, but our proposals were not accepted. Each time he was allowed to express his ambitions and his values. “

A free start from Memphis Depay would be a very bad operation for Lyon. Aware that he will have to convince the Dutch to hope to get a ticket, Jean-Michel Aulas does not lose hope. “We helped him to go to Barcelona, ​​but it was not possible economically, he continued. Until the end, it is believed that he will renew for next season. For now, it is not possible, but why not? “

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