Depay to be fined by Lyon after training no-show

The former Manchester United winger’s future is in doubt, with the club confirming he will be punished for no-showing a session

Lyon head coach Bruno Genesio has confirmed that Memphis Depay will be fined after failing to report for training on the first day of pre-season preparations at the Ligue 1 club.

Depay, who scored 19 goals in 36 league appearances as Lyon finished third in 2017-18, has been linked with a transfer to AC Milan after hitting a rich vein of form in France.

He joined Lyon in January 2017 on a four-and-a-half-year deal after falling out of favour at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, but his time at Groupama Stadium could be coming to an end.

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At his first press conference of the season, Genesio told reporters: “I’m happy to see [the squad] again. One player out of 27 is missing. It’s Memphis Depay.

“He will be punished financially when he returns. He had five weeks of vacation like everyone else.”

It is unclear if the 24-year-old’s absence from training has anything to do with attempting to secure a move away from the club.

Depay made over 120 appearances before a move to United, but he flattered to deceive, scoring just seven times in 53 appearances.

He has also won 38 caps for Netherlands.

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