Jean-Michel Aulas has uncovered the conversation he had with the president of Barcelona, Josep María Bartomeu, in full negotiation for the signing of Memphis Depay. The Lyon boss spoke about the financial difficulties of the Barça club in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
«The president of Barça told me on Sunday that they were suffering greatly from the coronavirus crisis and had no chance to bid for Memphis Depay», Confessed on his official Twitter account Jean-Michel Aulas.
Olympique Lyon ask 30 million for the forward, which is an express request of Ronald Koeman. The new Barça coach has already told Luis Suárez that he does not have him and understand that your best substitute would be Memphis Depay, with whom he coincided in his more than two years at the helm of the Dutch team.
Following the request of the new technician, The Barcelona board has agreed to this request from Koeman and is in negotiations with Olympique de Lyon, which demands 30 million for a player who has a year remaining on his contract in France. At the moment, it seems that there is no understanding between the two clubs and the Catalans do not have enough money to satisfy the economic interests of the club chaired by Jean-Michel Aulas.