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Memphis Depay has completed a transfer to Barcelona.

The Netherlands international has put pen to paper on a two-year contract, which expires in the summer of 2023.

Memphis had been at Lyon for five years after joining the Ligue 1 club from Manchester United.

He allowed his contract to run down in France before signing for Barcelona on a free.

Memphis was linked with a return to Old Trafford, where he has unfinished business, but the Red Devils never came forward with a bid.

Much was expected of the forward when he first signed for Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven back in 2015, but he failed to impress and was sold.

Memphis Depay has completed a transfer to Barcelona
(Image: SIPA USA/PA Images)

Man United did include a buy-back clause in his contract when selling due to the Dutchman's potential.

But they opted against triggering it at any point over the past five years as Memphis went from strength to strength, and then failed to make a bid for the Dutchman this month.

So what happens now?

Well, the buy-back clause simply expires along with Memphis' Lyon contract and Manchester United no longer have any claim to the player who is ready to win silverware with Barcelona.

Ronald Koeman was very keen to add Memphis to his ranks at Barcelona, who is his fourth signing of the transfer window.

Speaking on Thursday, when the move was looking close to completion, Koeman said: "Memphis has said something about his future which I can confirm.

"As far as I know, the move is well on its way. Although he hasn't signed yet, it is close. I wanted to complete the deal in January and if he comes it is great for us."