Juventus Slow Down for Depay Over Increased Requests

Memphis Depay and Barcelona have virtually agreed on his contract termination, but Juventus are now buying time to evaluate his personal demands, which have grown during the course of the negotiation.

As per TuttoSport, the Bianconeri could have sealed the deal for the Dutchman before the weekend. His lawyer Sebastien Ledure was in Italy. Though, the parties didn’t fully come to terms. The attacker is asking for €7M net plus add-ons on a two-year contract with an option. Instead, previous talks had suggested lower numbers.

If Juventus decided to move forward on Depay, they would facilitate his exit from Barcelona by giving up €2M bonuses remaining from the Miralem Pjanic deal. The intermediary has left the country. The brass of the Bianconeri is weighing other options.

Arkadiusz Milik is the main alternative to the Blaugrana striker. The relationship with Olympique Marseille is excellent. Their top decision makes Pablo Longoria and Javier Ribalta worked in Turin in the past. As per Calciomercato, the Pole could join on loan with a €10M option, or obligation, to buy, with a €3.5M annual salary.

The Old Lady hasn’t forgotten about Marko Arnautovic either. However, Bologna repeatedly stonewalled their efforts to sign him. He too implied he was staying with his celebration in the Verona game. The Bianconeri are willing to offer Daniele Rugani as a makeweight, some reports from Austria indicate.

Our Take on Juventus Stalling on Depay

It would be quite odd if they moved on after seemingly overcoming the biggest hurdle, getting him for almost free for Barcelona. Either his requests really ballooned or, more likely, they aren’t fully sold on him from the technical standpoint and prefer a pure center-forward.

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