Once passed the medical examination with the reigning champion of Serie A, the Rio de Janeiro man will leave FC Barcelona to join the ‘bianconeri’ team. His place will be occupied by Miralem Pjanic.
The agreement is practically closed. In the absence of official confirmation, Arthur Melo (23 years old) will be a new player for Juventus. After playing a few minutes with FC Barcelona in Balaídos against Celta de Vigo, the midfielder moved with his circle of confidence to the transalpine city to agree the last details with the bianconeri.
According to the journalist Fabrizio Romano, Arthur will join Juve until mid-2025 . Everything indicates that the international with the Brazilian team will receive a salary almost three times higher than what he was receiving at Barça, an amount that Quique Setién’s team was unable to pay.
It is true that the current champion of the First Division loses a ‘player’ in its core, although it cannot be overlooked that he will incorporate into his ranks one of the most talented men in the cast of Maurizio Sarri. Miralem Pjanic (30 years old) , who has recognized on more than one occasion that his dream was to put on the Blaugrana Jersey, will reinforce the center of the Catalan club.
Therefore, all that remains is to wait for Juventus and Barça to officially and definitively announce their respective new additions. Despite the fact that it seems that it will not be revealed as an exchange, it is evident that it is a ‘covert’ barter, similar to the movement of the summer of 2019 between the Catalans and Valencia with Jasper Cillessen and Neto Murara.