Italian giants Juventus have agreed to sign Barcelona midfielder, Arthur Melo, for £72.5 million. Arthur Melo, 23, signed for Barcelona from Brazilian side Gremio on 11 March 2018, for €31million plus €9 million for ad ons.
Following his move from Gremio, Arthur Melo signed a six year deal with Barcelona. In Arthur’s Laliga debut campaign, he made 27 appearances for Barcelona as they were crowned Laliga Champions in 2018/2019 season.
This season, he has made 19 Laliga appearances for Barcelona scoring 3 goals in the process which is his highest Laliga goalscoring season as he failed to find the back of the net on his debut Laliga season. Since signing for Barcelona, he has gone on to make 70 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions scoring 4 goals in the process.
Although, Arthur Melo has told both clubs that he doesn’t want to leave the Camp Nou but Juventus are still trying their possible best to bring him to Italy.
According to reports, Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri wants to build his midfield around Arthur Melo just like the way he did it with Jorginho while at Napoli. Arthur Melo is expected to play for Barcelona tonight as they take on Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Laliga.
Talks are still ongoing between Juventus and Barcelona as they are looking for a possible date to complete the deal for the midfielder. Barcelona are also interested in Juventus midfielder, Pjanic, who might be moving to Camp Nou once Arthur Melo completes his move to Juventus.