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Report: Depay refuses to commit himself to Lyon amidst Barcelona links

Memphis Depay has refused to commit his future to Lyon amidst interest from Barcelona.

The 26-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the current season as his contract with the Ligue 1 club will end.

“To be honest, we have a great team here. I don’t know what will happen next year. I’m an OL player, the captain, and I’m here to win things, games and be important for the team. This is my main goal,” he said (via Goal).

“If I start thinking about my future, I might lose my focus. I am 100 per cent with OL. What will happen in the future, we’ll see. That’s what I’ve always said.

“I can’t say anything about [Barcelona]. I’m here now, a lot of clubs might be interested.”

The Netherlands international joined Lyon in January 2017 following an unsuccessful spell with Manchester United. He has been able to revive his career with the club and has scored 50 league goals in 117 games.

Depay has certainly shown why he was so highly-rated as a youngster as he has been able to build on the impressive reputation he forged during the 2014 World Cup, where his homeland finished third.

Depay is now entering the prime years of his career, and he will be tempted to join an elite team. While Lyon are a modest outfit, they are never the favourites to win any of major honours.

Barcelona are set to make major reinforcements to their side next summer and could fork out heavily on new attackers, especially given that Lionel Messi currently looks likely to depart the Camp Nou at the end of the season.  

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