Suara.com – Juventus and Barcelona have reportedly agreed on a transfer fee for Dutch national team striker Memphis Depay, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday (10/8/2022).
The 28-year-old joined Barcelona in the summer of last year after his contract expired at Lyon. He performed quite well for the Catalan club, scoring 13 goals in 38 appearances last season.
However, Spanish media reports that Depay has agreed to leave Barcelona and Juventus are the front-runners for his services.
Barcelona are hoping to get a hefty sum from the sale of Depay, however, they are now ready to accept a lower transfer offer from Juventus plus future bonuses depending on the player’s performance if he joins the Italian giants.
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Depay currently earns around £230,000 per week at Barcelona. He is reportedly asking for a higher salary than his current contract, with a contract lasting at least two seasons.
Juventus and Barcelona hope to finalize the negotiation process and reach an agreement this weekend.
Barcelona itself really wants to reduce their salary spending so they can register their new players, such as Robert Lewandowski, Rapinha and Jules Kunde.
Robert Lewandowski is expected to become a key player in Xavi’s squad after joining from Bayern Munich.
Speculation about Depay’s future was increasingly reported after he had to be willing to let go and hand the number 9 jersey to Lewandowski.
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Apart from Juventus, Premier League clubs Tottenham and Newcastle as well as former club Lyon have also been linked with the Dutch forward.