Barcelona midfielder Arthur to join Juventus for 72 million euros

  • Barcelona midfielder Arthur to join Juventus for 72 million euros

Barcelona midfielder Arthur to join Juventus for 72 million euros

Outgoing Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo described the circumstances behind his transfer to Juventus to his teammates before training on Monday morning. Juve are going to pay an initial fee of €72m (£66m) plus €10m (£9m) in variables for the Brazil global, who will stay at Barca until the end of the campaign.

The agreement would see Juventus pay Barcelona 10 million euros ($11.2 million), Gazzetta reported.

"The player will stay at FC Barcelona until the end of the official competitions of the 2019-20 season".

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Barca are second in La Liga, level on 68 points with leaders Real Madrid, and go into Saturday's clash at Celta Vigo with a tight tussle for the title awaiting them with seven games remaining in the season. I have no doubts about him.

"I don't now if he will leave, some people say it's better to keep him because of his young age, others the opposite", added Setien. "I'll decide if he plays more or less".

Arthur, 23, has made 72 appearances for Barcelona since joining the Catalan club from Gremio in 2018.