Memphis Depay puts Barcelona and Co on red alert as he claims he and Lyon team-mate Houssem Aouar ‘want to play for one of the top three clubs in the world’
- Memphis Depay has said he wants to join ‘one of the top three clubs in the world’
- The 26-year-old Lyon striker believes the move will make him ’10 times better’
- He also said his team-mate Houssem Aouar is looking to move to a top three side
- Depay has, however, stated his focus is on Lyon and winning the Ligue 1 title now
Lyon star Memphis Depay wants to join ‘one of the top three clubs in the world’ as he believes it will make him ’10 times better’.
The Netherlands international also revealed that his team-mate, Houssem Aouar, is also planning to depart the Groupama Stadium.
Depay has, however, insisted he is focused on playing for Lyon at present and said winning the Ligue 1 title would ‘mean everything’ to him.
Memphis Depay (above) has said he wants to join ‘one of the top three clubs in the world’
Depay has become a star at Lyon after failing to stamp his authority on the Premier League during his time at Manchester United.
As a result, Barcelona have been linked with a potential transfer swoop for Depay this summer.
Should the Catalans table an offer for the 26-year-old, it seems like he would move to the LaLiga giants.
Depay told Canal+: ‘We know we play for a very big club but we want to go to one of the top three clubs in the world.
He also said his team-mate Houssem Aouar (right) is looking to move to a top three side
The 26-year-old Lyon striker (middle) believes the move will make him ’10 times better’
He added: ‘Then you will see Houssem, he will get 10 times better. For me, it’s the same.’
Depay could join the Catalan giants in the summer as he runs down the last six months of his contract at Lyon.
Depay’s arrival at Barcelona would see him reunite his former national team manager, Ronald Koeman.
The striker has, however, stated that he is focused on Lyon for now and that winning the title with Houssem Aouar would ‘would mean everything to him’.
‘It would mean everything to me to win the Ligue 1 title with Houssem Aouar, the team and the president,’ he explained.
Depay (right) has attracted long-standing interest from his former national team manager (left)
Depay and Aouar have developed a strong friendship during their time together at Lyon.
Aouar said he would be ‘sad’ if they were to represent separate club as playing alongside Depay has been an ‘enormous pleasure’.
He said: ‘If this is the last season that I play with Memphis, of course I would be sad because he is a great player and I take enormous pleasure in playing with him.’
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