Arthur to Juventus: Barcelona star: Barcelona star set to leave for Juventus as he accepts a deal with the Italian outfit; Miralem Pjanic included in the deal.
On Tuesday, news reports of Arthur Melo leaving Barcelona for Juventus instilled shock on social media. Now, the talks have further advances as Barcelona and Juventus reaching an agreement for the Brazilian midfielder.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal also includes Miralem Pjanic who will be traded to Barcelona along with €10 million. The only obstacle in this deal was the consent of Arthur, who was reportedly hesitant of leaving the Catalan club.
But in the latest update by Romano, the 23-year-old midfielder has agreed to a personal agreement with Juventus and would be joining the club this summer.
Arthur for long was targetted by Juventus as the Italian outfit wanted to bolster their ranks in midfield. However, the Brazilian was persistent on his decision to remain at Barcelona.
But with the Catalan club looking to balance their finances, they chose to sacrifice, one of their brightest assets in the club, which probably forced Arthur to consider an agreement with Juventus.
Meanwhile, Pjanic has been included in the deal and would be added into the midfield. The inclusion of Pjanic in this deal was long speculated.
Barcelona have been already aiming at hiring Lautaro Martinez, but Inter Milan is not ready to negotiate below the release clause, it has been speculated that the swap of Arthur and Pjanic would ideally profit both the clubs by at least €60 million each.
Reports that #FCBarcelona are selling 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder Arthur to #Juventus for €80m, while 30-year-old Bosnian playmaker Miralem Pjanic will move the other way for €70m, have left supporters of both clubs somewhat perplexed.
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) June 25, 2020
It remains to be seen whether Barcelona will invest this amount in the pursuit for Martinez this summer. Nevertheless, Arthur was regarded as a huge prospect and his departure comes as a shock for Barcelona supporters.