Barcelona and Juventus confirm Arthur, Pjanic swap deals

  • Barcelona and Juventus confirm Arthur, Pjanic swap deals

Barcelona and Juventus confirm Arthur, Pjanic swap deals

The 30-year-old will sign a four-year contract until the end of the 2023-24 season, with a buyout clause of 400 million euros.

With Juventus announcing their signing of Arthur Melo on Monday, the FC Barcelona midfielder will reportedly triple his salary once he completes his move, but where will he rank among Juve's highest-paid stars?

Arthur, a Brazilian worldwide, only joined Barca from Gremio in 2018 and was hailed as a future star for the club, with many tipping him as the long-term successor to Xavi Hernandez in central midfield.

While Pjanic will cost around 10 million euros less than the amount Juventus pay for Arthur, the Italians might feel they have the better deal given the Brazilian is seven years younger.

The Bosnian international's transfer will see Barcelona's Arthur head in the other direction, with Juventus shelling out an initial $80 million for the Brazilian.

Like Pjanić, the 23-calendar year-outdated will not go to his new club until eventually the finish of the current season. Consequently, they needed to accumulate around 70 million euros to satisfy the current season's budget.

The Barcelona board sold Marc Cucurella to Getafe, the versatile player was recently sent on loan to the Madrid based club before the deal was sealed permanently. Following his impressive stint in French football, Pjanić headed to Italy's AS Roma, where he scored 30 goals and produced 40 assists in 200 matches over five seasons before joining Juve in 2016. Eventually, he became the 3rd most capped (92) player and the 6th best goalscorer (15) in the country's worldwide football history.