Memphis Depay should become a Lyon player within the next 48 hours.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas believes he will have Depay as a Lyon player within the next 48 hours.
Depay has failed to live up to expectations at Old Trafford since moving for 25m in 2015, making just one start under Jose Mourinho this season.
“We’ve bet on a player who wants to show his immense talent, there was a lot of interest in him from his time with Holland and in Eindhoven, where he had two fantastic seasons” Said Aulas.
“When you see him developing you get the impression that he really wants to show his immense talent. So we hope, as we hoped with the women’s team by bringing in Alex Morgan, and we are not disappointed.”
Depay went to France earlier this week to complete a deal to join Lyon and Aulas is confident the move will be done and dusted very soon, even with a number of issues yet to be resolved.
“It was a dream because he corresponds exactly with the player we were looking for, in addition, he has a certain panache.
“It is true that Jose Mourinho didn’t play him that much, so there was an opportunity for us to negotiate with Manchester United.
“For the moment we’ve ot an agreement in principle but we still need to write up a contract, which is a bit complicated because there are quite a few bonuses.
“There is a big operation, because I think it will be around 16.5 million euros, with up to eight million in bonuses, it’s a major investment.
“It’s ongoing but it will take, I think another 48 hours for him to be registered.”
When questioned on if Depay will be able for Lyon’s next game where they host Marseille, Aulas said: “I think that will be a little early, because at the moment we have not finalised the documents.
“If it takes 24 hours, then he could play.”