Memphis Depay will become Barcelona’s fourth signing of the summer after the arrivals of Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero, Eric Garcia and Emerson.
A final agreement is close to being signed off and Barça hope to officially announce Depay’s signing on Friday, before the start of the European Championships.
That way, the Lyon forward’s future will not become a distraction during the tournament and he can focus exclusively on the Netherlands.
Depay’s deal with Lyon expires on June 30 and he will sign for Barça on a free transfer.
The forward wants to make the move to Camp Nou and be reunited with Ronald Koeman, his previous coach with the Netherlands, and the final details should be sorted soon.
Logically, his official presentation will have to wait until after Frank de Boer’s involvement in this summer’s finals is over.