Juventus Join the Race for Barcelona Target Memphis Depay

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Juventus join hands in the race for Barcelona’s target Memphis Depay as an alternative option for strengthening their attack department.

Juventus have entered the race to sign Lyon attacker Memphis Depay. The 26-year old Dutch international left-winger Depay has bagged 8 goals and 4 assists in 16 appearances in Ligue 1 whereas in total he has compiled 62 goals and 38 assists in 154 appearances for Lyon in all competitions.

Despite being Olympique Lyonnai’s most important player, he could face a certain exit in the upcoming transfer window as there is no news regarding his contract being extended and Lyon wouldn’t want to lose him for free in the summer. Therefore his uncertain situation in Lyon could force him to move away from the French city.

Juventus are ready to rival Barcelona for Depay Signature?

Barcelona keeping an eye on him since last summer so they are optimistic that they can land with Lyon talisman in the upcoming transfer window. The Italian outfit is willing to take advantage of featuring the star’s soon-to-be contract for this season but will face huge competition from PSG.

However, Juventus have also ignited their interest in the player as they feel he would be a perfect signing to strengthen their attack, and moreover, the forwarder might choose Juventus as a chance to play with his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.

But it will be interesting to see where he ends up as he wouldn’t deny the opportunity to reunite with his former boss Ronald Koeman as the latter knows how to play him because Koeman coached Depay in the Dutch National Team and scored 11 goals in 18 appearances under his guidance, which is an impressive feat to achieve for a left-winger.

Barcelona has lacked strength in the attacking department for this season. It seemed quite obvious in regard with injuries of left-wingers Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele. As a result, Depay can become an ideal offer for replacing the possible departure of superstars like Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho.

Therefore it will be exciting to watch which club will be able to pull off this transfer as Depay can play an important role for any club given his versatility and talent.

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