The Barça remains confident of being able to close the hiring as a free agent of Memphis
Depay (27 years old), the Dutch striker of the Olympique
Lyon that the next contract ends June 30th and that he will not continue in the French club. Last week, the Barça entity had very well on track the hiring of Depay, to the point that the president Joan
Laporta He had no problem ensuring that his plans went through at least introducing one player this week. However, today is already Thursday and in the bosom of the Barça club last night they had no anticipation of making any official announcement of transfer today. In fact, it was ensured that the negotiation with Depay I was in stand-by, although it was commented that there is confidence in being able to sign it successfully.
As you may have known MD, in the stop that the operation has suffered in recent days Depay Underlying the interest of the Juventus for the still player of the Lyon. In line with what happened with Wijnaldum and the PSG, which raised the Barça proposal, the Juve has improved the economic offer by season of Barça and that, initially, satisfied the Dutch. According to club sources, this increase in the tab per year could be of three
The offer of the Turin club could exceed that of Barça by 3 million, which offered one more year
To try to alleviate this movement of the Turin club, Barça chose to offer one more year to Depay, 3 fixed, plus another optional. However, from the offices of the Camp
Nou It was made clear that what was not wanted is to enter a bid and end up raising the token initially offered to the striker because the mass
wage of the Barcelona club is beyond the limit and it is necessary to contain it. And that is not achieved only by selling or lowering chips, but also by offering adjusted amounts to new signings.
Within Barça it is also suspected that the imminence of the start of the Eurocup It may lead some players to slow down the negotiations to, with the excuse of focusing on the tournament, trying to get a couple of good performances to allow their agents to tighten the screws on the clubs that intend to sign them.