Juventus’ level of interest in Memphis Depay revealed

Juventus are currently looking for an attacking reinforcement following winger Federico Chiesa’s torn ACL injury. The Serie A giants could turn to a notable talent from Barcelona as a solution to this problem.

As reported on Gianluca Di Marzio’s official website, Juventus are showing interest in acquiring Barcelona striker Memphis Depay. The Serie A outfit prefer to transport the Dutch international via a loan deal.

Juventus are leaning towards signing an ‘all-round attacking player’ rather than a winger in response to Chiesa’s likely season-ending injury. The report adds that Barca previously offered Depay a possible move for striker Alvaro Morata, although the Bianconeri’s interest in rejuvenating the talks for such a deal is unknown.

Depay signed with Barcelona during the recent summer transfer window. Although clubs such as Juventus have expressed an interest in acquiring him as a free agent, the former Olympique Lyonnais star opted instead to join the Catalan side in a transfer deal. multi-year free.

All in all, Depay has had a rollercoaster season in his debut campaign with Barca. He has scored eight goals in all competitions, including a streak in four consecutive La Liga appearances. A notable hamstring injury then sidelined him for much of the first half matches of the season, which saw him miss the league away game against Sevilla.

Depay hasn’t started since returning to action from injury as he was instead used as a substitute in the league away game against Granada and in the Super Cup semi-final of Spain with Real Madrid.

Barca coach Xavi Hernandez recently noted that when it comes to playing time at the team, ‘whoever is the best will play regardless of their name’.

Barca will return to action with a Copa del Rey knockout encounter with Athletic Bilbao next week.

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