Marco Reus? Failed indefinitely. Jadon Sancho? Apparently wants to go back to England. It is hardly surprising that Borussia Dortmund is associated with well-known attacking players. The latest appetizer in the BVB rumor mill is Memphis Depay by Olympique Lyon. Would the Orange Star actually match the black and yellow ones?
Memphis Depay to BVB? The son of a Ghanaian and a Dutch woman, born on February 13, 1994 in Moordrecht, the Netherlands, moved from Rotterdam to PSV Eindhoven's youth department in 2006. The offensive player recommended himself to the youth teams for the professionals of the top club of the Eredivisie. 2011 Depay made his debut for PSV and then made a rapid ascent. Depay was first called to the Dutch national team in October 2013, and after a phenomenal 2014/2015 season with 28 goals in 40 games, Depay finally left his home to prove himself at Manchester United in the Premier League. In return, 34 million euros went to Eindhoven.Memphis Depay to BVB? This was how it went in Manchester and Lyon: As the dream player of the then Red Devils coach Louis van Gaal, Depay raised huge expectations, which he never lived up to. In a United ensemble that was not very harmonious anyway, the right foot hardly stood out. When Van Gaal was replaced by José Mourinho, Depay was completely on the siding. The result: In January 2017, after only 53 games (seven goals, six assists), he escaped from Old Trafford, the former Ligue 1 series champion, Olympique Lyon, took the opportunity to make a bargain with Depay. The attacker moved to France for a mere 16 million euros, where he immediately found his way back to his form from PSV days, and Depay has since reliably delivered: whether in the domestic league or internationally, no player has been so important in recent years for Lyon like the fast and extremely dangerous offensive man, meanwhile he has even become a captain, which speaks for the enormously high esteem for Depay at Olympique, although the Dutchman was recently unable to show his advantages regardless of Corona: a cruciate ligament rupture in December caused Depay six months out of action. It wasn't until July 31 that he made his comeback at the League Cup final against PSG.Depay's contract in Lyon expires in 2021. Negotiations on an extension have so far not led to an agreement. His name is now being traded accordingly hot in the rumor mill – also at BVB.Memphis Depay for BVB? First, the bare facts: Depay is in the best football age, has proven his qualities at a high level and would not cost an enormous amount due to his expiring working paper. Even if Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas is known as a tough negotiator, under no circumstances will he be able to transfer the team captain for the hoped-for 40 to 50 million euros. 25 million euros are considered realistic, and for OL a sale of the captain should be inevitable this summer. On the one hand, because due to the canceled Ligue 1 season, earnings in the double-digit million range are missing, on the other hand, because Lyon, as the table seventh, has probably missed the Champions and Europa League (unless you win the final tournament of the premier class) and Depay absolutely wants to play internationally That means: In the case of a transfer for comparatively manageable money, BVB could bring an offensive all-rounder of top format into the squad. Depay, which is mostly used on the left wing or as a hanging tip, could Dortmund with its mix of athletics , Speed and technology help immediately – and in several positions, the latest developments in the Reus cause, which Borussia may still be lacking until the second half of the season, should make those responsible even more looking for versatile alternatives, so if Depay were to come, it would be Not only as a replacement for the Sancho willing to change, but also as a representative or even a follow-up of Reus. Similar to the injury-prone Dortmund captain, the Dutchman is busy and extremely difficult to grip. His style would fit BVB, but a change would not be entirely at risk. After his severe injury, it is unclear whether and when Depay can reach its top level again. He would probably not be granted too much start-up time in Dortmund. In addition, the 52-time national player should demand a salary in the medium to high single-digit million range – especially in corona times too much for BVB? Memphis Depay to BVB? This is what the fans think on the internet, the rumor about Depay and BVB caused a sensation. The majority of Dortmund fans seem to be enthusiastic about the idea of a transfer – at least if you trust the opinion on Twitter. Memphis Depay about BVB? The change is so likely that the rumors about Depay and BVB have not yet been particularly concrete. Merely "image" speculated about a possible interest. That could change in the coming days, after all, Manchester United is currently preparing a concrete offer for Jadon Sancho after successful Champions League qualification. Curious: Because the Red Devils according to consistent media reports Having a so-called matching right for Depay and thus being able to get the Orange star back, the Premier League giant could theoretically make it a bargaining chip in Sancho Poker. So it is not unlikely that the personnel will soon become hotter: Heiko Lütkehus