Memphis Depay suffered the first defeat of the season in Ligue 1 on Tuesday with Olympique Lyon. The Dutchman used a penalty as a substitute, but could not prevent Montpellier from winning 2-1.
The fact that Memphis was not in the base may have to do with transfer problems.
The Orange-international would be emphatically in the picture at FC Barcelona, where Ronald Koeman has been trainer since last month.
Koeman exchanged the Dutch national team for the Spanish top club and therefore knows Memphis well.
Memphis came into the field against Montpellier ten minutes after the break.
Lyon was then 1-0 behind by a utilized penalty kick from Téji Savanier, who also made it 2-0 after an hour of play.
Memphis brought the tension back from the spot eight minutes before the end.
Lyon played the entire second half with ten men after a red card for Houssem Aouar.
At Montpellier, Vitorino Hilton was sent off the field in the final phase.
For Memphis, the counter is already at four goals after three games.
Despite this, Lyon is in the middle bracket with four points from three duels.
Stade Rennes, AS Monaco and Lille share the lead with seven out of three.
Barcelona must first sell before transfer
If Memphis wants to make the switch from Lyon to FC Barcelona, it must be done no later than October 6.
The transfer market closes on that day.
Barcelona seems to have to sell players first before it can spend money itself.
Due to the corona crisis, the club appealed to the Spanish government for wage compensation and must therefore comply with strict rules.
Only half of the income can be spent on transfers to avoid attracting players with community money.
Chairman Jean-Michel Aulas responded on Twitter on Tuesday evening to the possible transfer from Memphis.
"The Barcelona president told me on Sunday that the club has suffered greatly from the crisis and is therefore unable to make an offer."