Memphis Depay’s move to Serie A has fallen apart, with Juventus ending interest in the Barcelona striker by pursuing Arkadiusz Milik.
According to the famous Italian journalist fabrice romano, the transfer proposed by Memphis Depay to Juventus is no longer possible. The Serie A giants have ended their interest in the Barcelona striker as they use their budget to sign Arkadiusz Milik and Leandro Paredes in the current transfer window.
Memphis Depay has reached a turning point in his career as his next move is unclear. The Dutch international is surplus to requirements at Camp Nou, with Barcelona keen to offload him before the summer transfer window closes to register Jules Kounde in La Liga.
The 28-year-old seemed destined to join Juventus for a long time, with Barcelona even agreeing to terminate his contract to congratulate a smooth start. But talks between Depay and the Serie A giants have stalled in recent days, raising concerns for Barcelona over his future.
Depay, who ended the 2021/22 campaign as Barcelona’s top scorer with 13 goals, can consider himself unhappy as the arrivals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski have pushed him to the bottom of the league. pecking order. But the Dutch striker might not have worried much as a move to Juventus seemed possible.
Memphis Depay’s deal with Juventus has definitely collapsed, 100%. 🚨🇳🇱 #FCB
It was almost agreed last Thursday, Depay never changed his demands.
Rabiot’s deal with Man United fell apart and changed Juve’s plans – as they decided to use their budget to pursue Milik and Paredes. pic.twitter.com/PiVPHC3E6P
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 25, 2022
However, once talks stalled, problems began to mount for Depay, with Juventus identifying Arkadiusz Milik as an alternative to the Barcelona forward. Early reports had claimed that Depay had changed his wage demands, leaving the Serie A giants with doubts about his pursuit.
Other reports have also suggested that Juventus have been preparing final offer to convince Depay to move to Allianz Stadium. But the Barcelona striker’s proposed transfer to Serie A has collapsed as the Serie A heavyweights want to use their remaining summer budget to sign Milik and Leandro Paredes.
Fabrizio Romano also added that Depay didn’t change his salary demands and Juventus just started focusing on alternatives. The 28-year-old is now struggling at Camp Nou. But with Manchester United reportedly keen to sign him, it will be interesting to see if Depay seals his exit from Barcelona.