That form has attracted the attention of Barcelona and Depay is now nearing a move to Spanish football, where he will be reunited with former national side coach Koeman following his recent appointment in Catalonia. Koeman was the manager of the Netherlands team before joining the Barcelona camp.
'His arrival is not contingent on the departure of players who are now in the squad.
This is at odds with what Barcelona technical secretary Ramon Planes said when asked about a move for Depay earlier on Tuesday. Barcelona will offer a final transfer fee of €30m [add ons included]. However, the Catalan will soon submit an official bid for the winger.
Inter's Lautaro Martinex is out of the transfer market as the Serie A club wants to extend his contract. Indeed, it's claimed the agreement is such that an announcement will be made this week. So, Wijnaldum is Koeman's first choice but it will be a complicated deal.
The club are hoping to bounce back strong after a disastrous season where they lost the LaLiga title to their biggest rivals Real Madrid, and were humiliated in their Champions League exit following an 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich.