Depay came off the bench during the loss and has drawn criticism from the Lyon supporters after expressing an interest in joining Chelsea in January. The former Manchester United forward has hit a difficult run of form in France and Aulas hit out at the players guilty of drumming up speculation in recent weeks,
‘Those who think they can make big transfers at the end of the year are wrong, they must talk less and give much more.’ Depay has encouraged speculation about his future and potential return to the Premier Leagye after 33 goals and 38 assists in 102 games for Lyon. United offloaded Depay in 2017 and the 25-year-old said in January he wanted to join one of the best clubs in Europe, naming Chelsea and Manchester City as destinations.
‘Lyon is a big club, but not one of the five best in Europe,’ he said. ‘I want to go to a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich.’ City got a close up look at Depay in the Champions League when the forward lined up for Lyon in the Champions League group stages. Depay bagged three assists in those two games and helped Lyon become the first side to beat City this season back in September.