Reports in Holland claim Depay and Wijnaldum are close to joining Barça

'Algemeen Dagblad' say that a €40m double deal is on the verge of being finalised

Georginio Wijnaldum metió el miedo al Atlético de Madrid | MEDIAPRO

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Holland stars Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay are close to signing for FC Barcelona according to Dutch newspaper “Algemeen Dagblad”. However, the same report claims Barça must first sell some players before they can finalise the double deal.

“The agents for the players have been talking with Barça for a while. Personal terms are almost agreed and both footballers are interested in the move," claims the cited newspaper. 

Depay and Wijnaldum are both entering the final years of their contracts, with Lyon and Liverpool respectively, and as such are available for anywhere between €10m-30m each.

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29-year-old Wijnaldum didn't want to speak about his future and a possible move to Barça, calling them "just rumours" at his most recent press conference. Depay, 26, is a forward who prefers to play down the middle. 

Koeman is a huge admirer of the man he chose to lead Holland's attack. However, Barça's interest in Depay predates the Dutch coach's arrival.

Barça must first shift players who are on high wages and play in similar roles to the Dutch pair. It's unknown how Lionel Messi potentially staying at the Camp Nou could impact one or both deals.



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