Unwanted Barcelona Forward Reaches Agreement to Join Top Italian Club

Unwanted Barcelona Forward Reaches Agreement to Join Top Italian Club

  • Memphis Depay’s troubled time at Barcelona could be set to come to an unexpected end before the summer transfer window draws to a close
  • The former Manchester United forward has reportedly agreed on a deal in principle to join Italian powerhouse Juventus
  • Depay only managed to score 13 goals and two assists in 37 appearances across all competitions for the Catalan club

Italian giants Juventus have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Barcelona forward Memphis Depay.

The Dutch striker joined the Blaugrana last year from Olympique Lyon but is on the verge of leaving Spain after spending just one season with the Catalan giants.

Per Italian publication Tuttosport, the 28-year-old has reached an agreement with Juventus over a potential move this summer.

Memphis Depay, Juventus, Barcelona
Memphis Depay is edging closer and closer to securing an exit from Barcelona. Photo by Pau Barrena
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Depay is one of the highest-earning players at Barcelona and due to his high wages, the La Liga side hopes to offload him to balance their finances.

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The Dutch-born Ghanaian attacker has one more year contract with Barcelona but the striker has been pushing to leave the club only on a free transfer.

If Barcelona sanction his exit by terminating his contract, Depay will pen a two-year deal with the Bianconeris with an option to extend the contract for one year.

The reports further suggests that he will has agreed to a salary around the region of €5 million per year and another €1.5 million on top of that in bonuses.

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Meanwhile, Depay has been listed alongside Neto, Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite to leave the club this summer, Daily Mail reports.

Frankie de Jong is also expected to leave Barcelona this summer as the Dutch midfielder is edging closer to a move to English Premier League side Manchester United.

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Barcelona refusing to hand Memphis Depay £16m fee to rip up contract

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Barcelona and Memphis Depay are at a standstill over the Dutch winger’s wish to have his contract with the La Liga club terminated.

According to The Sun, to pay-off Depay’s current contract would reportedly cost Barcelona £16million which the club is unwilling to spend that much on getting rid of him.

The 28-year-old Dutch winger accepts he is being forced out of the La Liga club and wants an immediate exit from the Nou Camp.

Source: Sports Brief News