Newcastle United ‘consider’ second striker move for ex-Manchester United star

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The Dutch star has been linked with a move to Tyneside throughout the summer.

Memphis Depay is reportedly on Newcastle United’s radar after a move to Serie A giants Juventus fell through earlier this week.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato have reported the Barcelona forward is the subject of interest from the Magpies and former club Manchester United as he looks to secure a move away from the Camp Nou.

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The 28-year-old joined Barca on a free transfer from French club Lyon and enjoyed a relatively successful first season in Spain.

Depay netted 13 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions as Xavi’s side secured a return to the Champions League by finishing as La Liga runners-up, 13 points adrift of champions Real Madrid.

However, with the recent arrivals of Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski, the Catalan giants are looking to offload a number of players.

That led to Depay’s prospective move to Juventus and the deal looked set to be completed earlier this week.

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However, CalcioMercato have suggested Manchester United’s failure to agree terms with Juve midfielder Adrien Rabiot had severe consequences for the move for Depay.

They stated the Serie A club reduced their initial offer to the Dutch international, who rejected the offer and is now looking elsewhere.

The report has suggested Depay’s agents were ‘disappointed’ with the outcome and revealed Manchester United and Newcastle have a ‘concrete interest’ in offering the forward a second chance to impress in the Premier League.

Depay moved to Old Trafford in a £30.6million deal during the summer of 2015 and went on to scored seven goals and create six assists in 53 appearances for the 13-time Premier League champions.

He could now make a return to the Premier League after Barca manager Xavi reportedly advised the forward to ‘look for options elsewhere’ during his side’s pre-season tour of the United States.

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