- Barca–Juve agreement for Depay while waiting for some fringes although his departure is not enough to register Koundé to play tomorrow
- The Gabonese, who arrived free in January, now agrees to go to Chelsea with Tuchel and the OK between clubs is missing with a possible ‘blue’ offer of 18 million plus Marcos, although Barca prefers that they be two independent operations
- Juve will forgive the variables for Pjanic and the difference is in two ‘kilos’ of the deferred record of Memphis from 21-22 and his salary in Turin
The week is coming to an end at Can Barca without any communication of registrations or withdrawals. However, there has been no rest in the offices working in order to close at least two exits that would first allow the registration of Jules Koundé for this Sunday’s game (10 pm – Spanish time/ Movistar LaLiga) against Real Sociedad and then have a margin to incorporate Marcos Alonso and a right back. The march of Memphis Depay to Juventus is about to be sweet and that of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea is advancing. However, leaving Memphis saving his file is not enough for Koundé to be discharged for the visit to Donostia. For this, the one from ‘ Auba ‘ should be added and time plays against Barça, who have until five minutes before the initial whistle at the Reale Arena.
The Dutch striker (28 years old) will go to Turin with the freedom letter, the same one with which he arrived at the Camp Nou a season ago. It is the condition that Memphis put on having sacrificed part of its file a year ago due to the delicate financial situation of Barca. In exchange, Juventus has almost agreed with the Catalans that it will forgive the five million variables stipulated in the transfer of Miralem Pjanic in 2020, which was closed for 60 fixed ‘kilos’.
Now, according to the Italian newspaper Tuttosport, only one detail of the payment to the attacker remains to be ironed out. In this sense, Memphis wants to receive the deferred salary for his first season at Barca with a difference of about two million euros. It is there, in the liquidation of the contract and in the final salary with Juve, where the lack of understanding lies to give the green light to an exit that is taken for granted. While waiting to reach a resolution on his future, it remains to be seen if this morning (09:30 am – Spanish time) Memphis will exercise under the orders of Xavi Hernández to prepare for the duel against Real Sociedad.
As for Aubameyang (33 years old), the panorama has changed a lot in recent days until the Gabonese took on a script twist due to Barca‘s needs. Although last week he was not in the mood to leave the Camp Nou as he felt comfortable both in the locker room and in Catalonia (he lives in Sitges), Thomas Tuchel ‘s strong interest in meeting him again after having been together in Dortmund for two seasons ( 2015-17) has weighed in accepting to go to Chelsea, where he can also aspire to anything. Without Lukaku and Werner, his role will be more of a protagonist there than at Barcaafter the signing of Robert Lewandowski . ‘ Auba ‘ also knows London very well having lived there between January 2018 and January 2022 playing for Arsenal, whose rivalry with the ‘blues’ is not close to the one with Tottenham, to which the Gabonese would never have gone.
Now everything is waiting for an offer from Chelsea to Barca for the author of 13 goals in 23 official matches as a culé in the second half of last season. According to The Athletic, the Stamford Bridge club will offer 18 million euros plus Marcos Alonso, who has everything agreed with Barca while waiting for some outings to enable him to land at the Camp Nou. However, the Barça club prefers that they be two independent operations. In addition, I would value Aubameyang higher, valued at 15 by Barca, and would obtain a greater economic benefit for the purposes of ‘fair play in LaLiga.
The current ’17’ Barcelona player arrived at zero cost after disassociating himself from Arsenal but his salary is considerably higher this year, so the operation, if closed, will be very fruitful economically for Barca‘s interests.