JUVENTUS have reportedly joined Barcelona within the race for Lyon star Memphis Depay.
Juventus are battling Barcelona for Lyon’s Memphis DepayCredit score: EPA
Depay was a high goal for Barcelona gaffer Ronald Koeman final summer season however the cash-strapped membership couldn’t meet Lyon’s calls for.
The Dutchman’s electrical type – eight targets in 16 appearances – and new cut price price ticket has alerted Juventus.
In keeping with Sport Diario, Andrea Pirlo fancies a fourth attacking choice to problem Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata.
Napoli ahead Arkadiusz Milik can also be being thought-about by Juventus.
Dutch hazard man Depay recently dismissed talk of a mid-season switch to Barcelona.
Talking final week, he stated: “We’ve got an incredible crew, an incredible collective spirit and, whereas I do not know what is going to occur later, I am 100 per cent centered on Lyon proper now.
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“I am a participant, a captain and an important factor is working exhausting and profitable matches. If I take into consideration my very own future, then I might lose focus.
“I am unable to say something about that [Barcelona interest], there are a lot of golf equipment which can be however proper now I am right here.”
Lyon may very well be pressured to money in, nonetheless, with their monetary place made much more regarding by the collapse of the Ligue 1 TV deal.
Barcelona fancy Depay in an effort to offer their wretched La Liga marketing campaign a shot within the arm.
The Nou Camp giants are fifth within the desk, eight factors behind leaders Atletico Madrid having performed one recreation extra.
Depay has rebuilt his popularity at Lyon after a disappointing 18-month spell at Previous Trafford during which he might solely handle two targets in 33 Premier League appearances.