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Juventus are closing in on a deal to sign Barcelona forward Memphis Depay with the Spanish giants.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Juve is to be considered the leaders in the clubhouse to sign striker Memphis Depay, who seems like a certainty to leave Barcelona within the next few days or weeks. As Romano points out, Juventus and Depay’s camp are discussing a two-year deal, but the very big thing that needs to take place is that he needs to first terminate his contract with Barcelona before things can seriously think about bringing the Dutchman in before August comes to an end.


The 28-year-old only joined the club last summer at the end of his Lyon contract, and went on to score 13 goals in 38 appearances during the past campaign.

Barcelona are keen to reduce their ever-growing wage bill, so that they can register their new signings, amid their well-documented financial issues.


Xavi's side have made five signings, two of which offer extra competition for Depay in terms of making the starting XI.


Robert Lewandowski is expected to the centrepiece of the team after his £42million arrival from Bayern Munich, while winger Raphinha has also joined the club from Leeds, in a deal worth up to £55m.

Depay would fit the kind of low-cost — transfer fee-wise, at least — dealing that Juventus has been going about with some of their signings this summer. You know, since Paul Pogba has arrived on a free, Angel Di Maria has arrived on a free and now potentially throw Depay into the mix and you have a clear representation of where things are financially for Juventus right now.


But where Depay fits into the striker hierarchy might be the most interesting part of it all.


Is he being brought in as a backup to Dusan Vlahovic? We know Juve wants a backup to Vlahovic and that is why somebody like Alvaro Morata has been continuously linked with another return to Juventus despite Atletico Madrid sticking to their guns in terms of a price.

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