Joan Laporta’s arrival at Barcelona will accelerate the planning for next season. The new president must meet Ronald Koeman and Ramon Planes to start making moves in the market and sounding out players and clubs. Barca have little money but need a striker, which is why they have started to talk to Kun Aguero. However coach Ronald Koeman prefers the idea of Memphis Depay arriving, believing he would fit the team better.
Aguero would be the bigger name and bring more ‘hope’ to Barca, but Koeman knows what he needs and is arguing for Depay in a sporting sense.
Kun has played just three games as a starter this season and has not scored, while Depay is having a fine season with Lyon, having left his injury problems behind. He has 13 goals and is 27 years old, coming into his peak.
Koeman knows Depay and thinks this is a good opportunity. The forward is ignoring other offers and waiting for Barca to pick him up. Depay’s salary would also be easier for Barcelona to pay than Aguero’s.
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