AsiaDespatch.org – La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly in the middle of reaching a final agreement with their target player Memphis Depay. Ronald Koeman’s club reportedly managed to reach an agreement with the player. If so, it means that Barcelona has managed to beat the competition to get Depay with a Serie A club, Juventus.
Juventus are also known to be interested in bringing Memphis Depay to Turin. The Italian giants are already planning to spend additional funds to bring the player from France. However, it seems Depay is more interested in landing at Camp Nou and joining Ronald Koeman’s squad.
From the news circulating, Memphis Depay is a winger who entered the radar of Juventus and Barcelona. The two elite European clubs are competing for the services of Depay from Lyon. However, it seems that the winger is more interested in coming to Camp Nou than moving to Turin.
Depay to Barcelona?
Contract Memphis Depay in Lyon is coming to an end at the end of this June. Most likely the player will leave on a free transfer. The Dutch striker is indeed believed to be leaving without making any profit, aka a free transfer. Thus, Barcelona can get his services for free.
Juventus previously been associated for quite some time with Memphis Depay. The player is reportedly the Bianconeri’s target because they are looking for a new centre-forward next season. Depay’s name was widely reported to be going to Turin since last winter.
But Barcelona began to see other opportunities. Ronald Koeman’s club are reportedly very interested in signing Memphis Depay. The player is the target of Koeman, who has been observing the winger for a long time. Koeman who deliberately asked the Barcelona management to be able to bring in the player.
The Bianconeri had planned to sign a new striker. The reason is, the future of Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin is uncertain whether it will continue this summer. While another figure, Alvaro Morata will still be at Juve until his contract expires in 2022.
Juventus used this opportunity to bring in Memphis Depay. However, it seems that they lost quickly with the moves made Barcelona. In fact, in the latest news the Catalan team has managed to hook the Lyon star.
Barcelona Offers Fantastic Salary
Barcelona’s decision to sign Memphis Depay was not without reason. The player is projected as a partner to fill the void in attack. Together with Lionel Messi or even an option to replace La Pulga if it turns out that Messi is leaving at the end of June.
Memphis Depay has reportedly accepted the proposal Barcelona that. The winger has agreed to a two-year contract at Camp Nou. Depay will receive a salary of 5 million euros for one season with the Catalan team. The contract has reportedly been signed by the winger this week.
Memphis Depay joined Lyon in 2017. At that time, he was a Manchester United player who was later bought by the French giants. Funds of 16 million euros became a dowry for Depay at that time. Lyon formalized the signing of Depay with an upfront fee clause.
Being at Lyon, Memphis Depay’s performances have always been impressive. The player has even contributed to scoring 22 goals during 40 appearances for Lyon. From his increasing performance, Ronald Koeman then glanced at the player to become one of his men at Camp Nou.