He recently revealed that the Holland international is now preparing himself for a move to Camp Nou in January.
According to him, it is sad that Ronald Koeman kept giving the forward hope that the transfer would happen because the winger was very willing to make sacrifices to ensure the move became a reality.
Jean added that he has not abandoned the idea of extending Depay’s contract but Memphis is still against the idea.
His words, “Since the beginning I have been clear with Memphis,”
“I spoke with president Bartomeu at Barcelona twice, he told me he couldn’t see how things could happen.
“I know that Koeman made him continue to hope and that Memphis was ready to make sacrifices. Today, he is disappointed, but not towards Lyon, more towards Barcelona. He is going to do everything he can to find himself in a position where he moves there in January.
“It is not up to me to make that decision, it is Juninho, in the same way that he has taken full responsibility for transfer situations with Vincent Ponsot and Rudi Garcia. He fought with everything he had for Memphis to stay.
“I have not abandoned the idea of extending [Depay’s] contract, but as he has always said no, it looks difficult to do.”