Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has spoken about his failed move to Barcelona, saying he believes everything happens for a reason but insisted it could happen in the latter stage.
The Lyon captain revealed this in Netherland’s defeat to Mexico, in which he reacted to the failed summer transfer to reunite with former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman.
But Depay is now saying that he would focus on Lyon again and then see how things will turn out for him in the nearest future.
Depay, 26, told Dutch media,
“It’s going as it should, that is how I live life.
“I have to focus on Lyon again, be important, and then we will see how things go. Nobody can see into the future.
“If I just do my thing, interest will remain. Maybe it will work then. I have to switch that switch now.”
Asked how close the deal was to completion, Depay said: “Yes, it was pretty close. We do not have to go into all the details, but indeed we were nearly done. Unfortunately, certain rules stopped it.
“I believe that everything in my life happens for a reason. If it has to happen, it will happen.”