Juventus have joined Barcelona within the race to signal Lyon ahead Memphis Depay on a free switch this summer time, Calciomercato studies.
The Bianconeri have skilled a disappointing Serie A marketing campaign, and they’re presently mendacity in fourth spot, 13 factors adrift of leaders Inter Milan.
Barring a miracle, they seem set to relinquish the Scudetto for the primary time in a decade, which might pave the way in which for a squad rebuild this summer time.
It’s now reported that the Bianconeri have made contact with the representatives of Depay, whose contract with Lyon is because of expire on the finish of June.
The Blaugrana have additionally been linked with the attacker, and it’s claimed that the Bianconeri have to qualify for the Champions League to have any probability of signing him.
Depay has had one other high quality season for Les Gones, registering 20 targets and 9 assists from 37 appearances in all competitions.
He got here near becoming a member of the Blaugrana final summer time, however the deal broke down with the Spanish facet failing to fulfill the monetary calls for.
Together with his contract expiring in a couple of months, the Catalan giants have already contacted Depay, and they’re thought to be favourites to signal him.
The Bianconeri have emerged as potential contenders, however it’s presently unsure whether or not they’ll end within the prime 4 of Serie A.
The membership are forward of fifth-placed AC Milan on purpose distinction, and the race for Champions League soccer might go all the way down to the wire.
Even when they make the highest 4, they might wrestle to persuade Depay, who seems eager on a reunion with former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman at Camp Nou.
Koeman was instrumental in changing Depay right into a striker. The 27-year-old is ‘very excited‘ to reunite with Koeman regardless of the low financial situations.
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