Memphis Depay: Transfer failed due to Spanish rules!
After the exhibition game against Mexico, Memphis Depay commented on the failed transfer to FC Barcelona.
According to sources and confirmed by Memphis himself, the deal between Memphis and Barcelona as well as Olympique Lyon and Barcelona was agreed and confirmed although not signed. However, the Spanish League, functioning as a supervisor for the the Spanish government, refused to authorize the transfer as the Catalan club did not have their finance in order.
The deal was a four-year deal and Barcelona would have paid 20 million euros , including bonuses up to 25 million euros.