Barcelona planning to sign Wijnaldum on cut-price deal in January

Barcelona are reportedly planning to revive their interest in Memphis Depay, Georginio Wijnaldum and Eric Garcia when the transfer window reopens in January.

All three are known to have been among the Spanish outfit’s top targets during the summer window, but financial issues caused by the coronavirus lockdown prevented them from completing a deal for any of them.

Manager Ronald Koeman has already confirmed his ongoing interest in compatriots Memphis and Wijnaldum, though, while La Masia graduate Garcia is also still a target.

All three players are out of contract next summer as things stand, but Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona will not wait until the summer and will instead look to sign them in January.

Barca are reportedly confident that they can secure the trio’s signatures on the cheap due to their expiring contracts, with Lyon, Liverpool and Manchester City expected to consider cashing in on them instead of losing them for free at the end of the season.

Liverpool’s Wijnaldum is understood to be open to staying at Anfield, while manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to keep the midfielder for at least the whole of this season.

However, both Memphis and Garcia have already signalled their intent to leave Lyon and Man City respectively and would be easier for Barcelona to prise away in January.