Report: Neymar and Mbappe Could Play a Key Role in PSG’s Possible Pursuit of a Barcelona Transfer Target

The summer transfer window next year is slated to be one of the most anticipated in years due to the vast amount of players that will be free agents, including current Olympique Lyonnais forward Memphis Depay. Unless the Dutch forward signs a contract extension before the summer window, he will be able to sign with any team on a free transfer agreement next year.

For the moment, Depay remains on Barcelona’s radar for a possible winter transfer window signing. He was close to signing with Barca over the recent summer transfer window and now there is a current dilemma whether the club will attempt to sign the talent over the upcoming winter window.

Nonetheless, Paris Saint-Germain is emerging as a wild card side in the Depay sweepstakes. Le Parisien noted the possible links between the Lyon talent and PSG. According to the report, those close to Depay have confirmed the interest of PSG in the talent.

More so, PSG star duos in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe could potentially play a key role in bringing Depay to the club if PSG pushes for such a transfer move. The report made mention of Depay’s heavy “appreciation” of Neymar along with the close bond that he has formed with Mbappe. The Dutch forward respects the two and also appreciated the amount of support that they gave to him when he suffered the long-term ACL injury last year.

For the moment, PSG has not had any serious reported interest in signing Depay over either of the upcoming transfer windows. But if the club does go on to battle with Barca for Depay’s signature, the club may have some leverage due to the bond between the Dutch forward and PSG’s superstar duo.

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