LYON forward Memphis Depay is targeting a move to one of the ‘top three clubs in the world’.
And the Manchester United flop has revealed team-mate Houssem Aouar has similar ambitions for a mega move at the end of the season.
Memphis Depay is out of contract at the end of the seasonCredit: AP:Associated Press
Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar continues to be linked with a move to ArsenalCredit: AFP or licensors
And Depay is confident he and Aouar will take their games to the next level if they move on.
He told Canal+: “We know we play for a very big club but we want to go to one of the top three clubs in the world.
“Then you will see Houssem, he will get 10 times better. For me, it’s the same.”
A free transfer beckons for Depay, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
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Barcelona appear to be his most likely destination if former national team boss Ronald Koeman remains in charge at the Nou Camp.
Depay is a major part of Rudi Garcia’s exciting Lyon team hunting a first Ligue 1 crown since 2008.
And the Dutchman is eager to depart with a bang.
He said: “It would mean everything to me to win the Ligue 1 title with Houssem Aouar, the team and the president.”
Depay has 16 goal contributions in 20 appearances this season to take his total for Lyon to 113 in 158 since joining from United in 2017.
It is a far cry from his underwhelming return of seven goals and six assists in 18 months at Old Trafford following a £25million switch from PSV Eindhoven.
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He moved to Lyon in 2017 just as academy graduate Aouar was beginning to make his mark on the first team.
And the Frenchman will be gutted if he and Depay go their separate ways at the end of the season.
He said: “If this is the last season that I play with Memphis, of course I would be sad because he is a great player and I take enormous pleasure in playing with him.”
Arsenal are eager to sign a creative midfielder and reportedly fancy long-term target Aouar.
The 22-year-old has three goals and three assists in 16 appearances for Lyon this season.