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Report: Depay claims that a number of clubs are interested in him

Lyon forward Memphis Depay has claimed that a number of teams have shown interest in signing him this summer.

Depay is set to leave the French side as a free agent once his contract expires at the end of this season.

He has been strongly linked to Barcelona, but the player has now said that the Catalan’s are not the only side that is interested in him.

Speaking to L’Equipe, Depay said: “Barcelona has shown interest in me, but they are not the only ones who have been interested. At the moment, nothing has been done with any team.

“First I want to focus on the Euros. The decision regarding my future deserves a time of reflection.

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“Right now I enjoy my freedom and football.”

Depay clearly has not decided anything for sure just yet. While a move to join his former national team boss Ronald Koeman looks likely, it is far from certain.

With Liverpool having been linked to him for a number of years now, could he actually make the move to Anfield this summer?

Signing free-agent Depay would be very sensible

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Depay stopped short of actually naming the teams that he says have shown an interest in him. So we do not know if the Reds are actually in for him this summer.

Liverpool do appear to be looking to sign at least one forward, however, so it would be safe to assume that they have made some form of contact with Depay and his agents.

Considering that he would cost the club absolutely nothing to sign, Depay would be a great addition.

The Dutchman has 20 goals and 10 assists in Ligue 1 this season. In fact, he has put up world-class numbers in each of his last four campaigns.

His versatility allows him to play on either flank, as a No 9 or even as a No 10. He would be the ideal man to provide competition to every one of Liverpool’s current forwards.

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Depay is in the prime of his career. He only turned 27-years-old back in February. So whoever he signs for will probably get at least four more good years from him.

The ex-Manchester United man is very close to Virgil van Dijk. It is possible that he would jump at the chance to join him in England.

Ok, ideally, Liverpool would save the money that would be spent on Depay’s wages and put it towards one of Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland or Jadon Sancho.

But if that is not possible, then Jurgen Klopp could do much worse than adding Memphis Depay to his attacking options.

His future is certainly worth keeping an eye on.

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