Depay is expected to join Juventus upon terminating his contract with Barcelona.
[골닷컴] Reporter Choi Dae-hoon = Memphis Depay (FC Barcelona), who was expected to head to England, seems to have chosen Italy as their destination.
On the 12th (Korean time), reporter Fabrizio Romano, who is influential in the transfer market, said on his SNS, “Depay will not join any Turkish club and will not engage in any conversation with Tottenham Hotspur under the current circumstances.” Should Depay terminate his contract with Barcelona, Juventus will sign him on a two-year contract. Negotiations continue today.”
Depay joined Barcelona ahead of the 2021/22 season, but was in danger of being released after only one season. Was Depay’s performance poor? Nor is it Rather, Depay performed well last season, scoring 13 goals and 2 assists in 37 matches in all competitions. Even Depay’s 13 goals are the most goals scored by Barcelona’s team.
So, why is Barcelona trying to dispose of Depay? The reason is simple. Robert Lewandowski, one of the best strikers in the world, has joined Barcelona from Bayern Munich. Due to Lewandowski’s joining, Depay became Barcelona’s ‘Girl’ in an instant.
According to known sources, Depay earns £158,000 a week. This is an amount that is burdensome for Barcelona, which is struggling with financial difficulties. Barcelona were in a situation where they had to empty their salary cap to register new players, and Depay was named on the team’s release list along with ‘high-paid’ Frankie the Yong.
Barcelona even gave Lewandowski the number 9 assigned to Depay, indirectly but convincingly that the club had no intention of joining him.
Depay doesn’t have to leave Barcelona as he has one year left on his contract with Barcelona. However, De Pai valued his career more and hinted that he would leave Barcelona if a suitable club could be found to continue his career.
Several clubs have shown interest in signing Depay, but Depay appears to have decided to join Juventus. Starting with the Netherlands, England, France, and then Spain, Depay will join the Italian club for the first time in his career.
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