Juventus are now said to be ‘very close’ to sealing a move for Barcelona’s Memphis Depay.
La Gazzetta dello Sport‘s Carlo Laudisa has reported that the Bianconeri’s move for Depay has never been this close and Juve have virtually all but sealed the move already.
While Barcelona were stuck between getting rid of players by selling them or terminating their contract, but the Catalan club have found an unorthodox solution. They would now save €2 million, as they would not pay a bonus involved in the Miralem Pjanic deal with Juventus to help them sign Depay.
Juve have already decided to hand the Dutchman a two-year deal worth €7.5 million per season. The Growth Decree regulations will help them reduce the overall costs of the salary as well. The total overall cost was initially expected to be about €24 million but it will be at €22.5 million due to the Growth Decree.
The move can be done by the weekend, as substantial progress has already been made. Federico Cherubini’s role is said to have played a key role in the finalisation.