Will Barca lose out on its second Dutchman? Juve offers a better salary to Depay!

13.6.2021.  
Will Barca lose out on its second Dutchman? Juve offers a better salary to Depay!

For a year now, Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay have been seen as certain future players of Barcelona. Gini has already been announced by Paris Saint-Germain who swooped in late and got the midfielder. Now Juventus might do the same for the winger, with PSG also interested in the Lyon captain.


As Wijnaldum stated, he negotiated with Barcelona for four weeks before PSG came in and gave a better, more concrete offer. Now the reports state Juventus has given the Dutch international a better salary than the Catalans. According to the press in the Netherlands, Depay can earn €3,000,000 more in Turin than at Nou Camp.


Barca believed they had the deal done and settled before the Juve offer came in and prolonged the talks. Yet, the Spanish side didn't want to improve the offer as they believed the prestige of playing for Barca should be enough to secure the signature. With Ronald Koeman, the former Netherlands manager, being another carrot for Depay.


They forgot that Juventus has Depay's idol in its ranks, Cristiano Ronaldo. The man who he was supposed to emulate at Manchester United during his failed spell.


Furthermore, PSG is also interested in the Lyon man as it would bolster their ranks while having a moral punch on the league competitors. Although Depay, being a left-winger, would have to compete with Neymar, and although the Brazilian is missing from half the games, Memphis wouldn't be satisfied with those kinds of minutes.


Yet, there still seems to be hope for Barca as the Spanish media strongly reported that Depay's shirts went on the club's online store for a brief while before getting taken down. The Netherlands play their Euro game today and the transfer talk will have to wait for Monday.



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