Barcelona risk suffering the same fate with Memphis Depay as with Georginio Wijnaldum, as Juventus entered the race for the Lyon striker, offering him a higher salary and a longer contract than the Catalan club.
Weeks ago, Barca thought they had secured Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum as a free agent, but Paris Saint-Germain snatched him away by offering him a double salary.
Barcelona started the summer transfer window furiously, approaching Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero as free agents from Manchester City.
President Joan Laporta’s intention was to do the same with the Dutch duo, who are new players from this month, as deals with their respective clubs expire at the end of the month.
While Wijnaldum accepted PSG’s offer by turning his back on Barca due to better conditions, Depay has not yet decided.
But the winger in shape in the Netherlands can follow in the footsteps of his compatriot, seeing the improved conditions offered by Juventus.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the club close to Barcelona, ??Juventus has offered him a salary three million euros higher than Barca and a longer-term contract, as well.