Barcelona will wave goodbye to midfielder Arthur on the finish of the 2019-20 season with the Brazil worldwide set to affix Juventus in a switch value as much as €82 million ($92m).
The Catalan giants confirmed the deal has now been finalized with the Serie A champions. Arthur will signal a five-year contract with the Italian aspect after lower than two years in Barcelona.
“FC Barcelona and Juventus FC have reached an settlement for the switch of participant Arthur Melo. The Italian membership can pay 72 million euros, plus 10 million euros in variables.The participant will stay at FC Barcelona till the tip of the official competitions of the 2019/20 season.”
Barcelona is anticipated to exchange Arthur by signing Miralem Pjanic from Juventus on a four-year deal. The 30-year-old handed a medical with the Catalan giants in Turin on the weekend, based on Purpose’s Romeo Agresti.
Arthur to End the Season With Barcelona
Arthur will see out the season with Barcelona earlier than heading to Italy. Quique Setien’s aspect nonetheless have six league video games left to play, and they’ll additionally resume their Champions League marketing campaign in August on the last-16 stage.
Setien advised a press convention on Monday that he has no doubts about Arthur’s dedication to the trigger regardless of the 23-year-old having agreed to affix Juventus.
“I say the identical factor I advised him the opposite day. We’ve got little question over his dedication to the ultimate day he’s right here. He’s nonetheless a Barcelona participant till the ultimate sport ends this season. He’s personally dedicated and devoted to reaching our goals. I’ve no doubts about him and neither do his team-mates.
“For me, the necessary factor is he’s stated he’s accessible and is in the perfect situation. I’m the one who decides if he’ll play or not however he’s definitely accessible.”
Barcelona play Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Tuesday on the Camp Nou. Arthur has been named within the squad for the match and will characteristic.
Recent Problem for Arthur
Arthur solely arrived in Barcelona from Brazilian aspect Gremio in the summertime of 2018 however is already wanting ahead to a brand new problem. The teen was an everyday in his first season on the membership however harm has disrupted his marketing campaign this time round.
The Brazilian stated again in April that he was not involved in a transfer, when hypothesis about curiosity from Juventus first emerged, however has since been satisfied to make the swap to Italy.
Funds are a difficulty at Barcelona at the moment and partially clarify why the membership had been keen to promote Arthur. The membership wanted to boost $76m in participant gross sales by the tip of the month simply to stability the books.
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