Because less players equal more space to pass and move


According to a report by Italian publication Tuttosport, Memphis Depay might have to go back to the drawing board to sort his future out in the ongoing transfer window.

The Barcelona attacker has seen his move to Serie A club Juventus stall over his wage demands, with around a week left this summer. Memphis Depay completed a dream move when he joined Barcelona in a Bosman move last summer after running down his contract with Lyon. The Dutch forward had a topsy turvy 2021/22 campaign as he was the Catalan club’s top scorer. But has fallen since the turn of the year, with Barcelona making four attacking signings.

Things have gone from bad to worse for the 28-year-old this summer, with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha arriving at Camp Nou to push him to the bottom of the pecking order. And Depay is yet to feature for Barcelona in the 2022/23 season, with the Blaugrana looking to get him off the books in the ongoing transfer window amid interest from Juventus.
The Serie A giants need to invest in offensive signings this summer after seeing Paulo Dybala, Federico Bernardeschi and Alvaro Morata leave. While Morata’s loan stint ended this summer, Dybala and Bernardeschi have left Juventus as free agents before resuming their careers elsewhere.
Angel Di Maria has arrived to provide some respite to Massimiliano Allegri. But with Moise Kean being surplus to requirements amid interest from Leeds United and Newcastle United, Juventus will need to invest in an attacker. Barcelona forward Memphis Depay has thus emerged as a viable target for the Bianconeri.
But while Depay has coaxed Barcelona to terminate his contract to get him off the books, his move to Juventus has now stalled. Widespread reports have pointed to his wage demands being the stumbling block for the Dutch international to move to Serie A by joining Juventus. And while he seemed to have agreed to a two-year deal, that does not seem to be the case.