Barcelona announced this Monday the transfer of the Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo to Italian Juventus for € 72 million, plus 10 million in variables.
The player will remain in the Catalan club until the end of the official competitions in which the Barça team is involved (LaLiga and the Champions League).
Confirmation of the arrival agreement of the Bosnian Juventus midfielder is expected soon. Miralem Pjanic in Barcelona.
The 23-year-old Brazilian arrived in Barcelona two summers ago from the Porto Alegre Guild in exchange for 31 million euros and variables of nine million more.
He participated in 71 games as Barça (47 in LaLiga, 10 in the Cup, 13 in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup) and has scored four goals in this period. In his time with Barcelona, Arthur Melo has achieved a League and a Super Cup.
In addition to a sports decision, the operation is framed within the economic needs of Barcelona, which has a very weighted accounting due to the losses caused by the COVID-19 crisis that will prevent it from meeting its budget.
Al Barça, who paid 31 + 9 million euros to the Guild two years ago for the player, who signed until June 2024, he had about 20 million euros left to amortize and the profit in the operation will exceed fifty.
At first, Arthur did not want to leave Barcelona, but Juventus’ financial offer has finally decided the player, who, due to the favorable taxation in Italy, could double its record initially and triple it in the final part of your contract.