Arthur Melo: Barcelona confirm exit of Brazilian star at the end of the season

Arthur Melo: Barcelona confirm exit of Brazilian star at the end of the season

- Arthur Melo will exit Barcelona for Juventus at the end of the season

- The two clubs reached an agreement to allow Brazilian star leave for a few of about €72m

- But the Italian club will only pay €10m as with Pjianic to be included in the swap deal

Spanish League giants Barcelona FC have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Arthur Melo this summer.

The Brazilian is expected to join the Italian champions once the ongoing campaign expires in a matter of weeks from now.

Barca agreed to allow their player to leave for a fee valued around €72 million plus €10m add-ons barely two years after joining them from Gremio.

However, the Old Lady will only be paying €10m as they plan to include Miralem Pjanic as part of the deal.

A statement on the club's website reads: "Barcelona and Juventus FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Arthur Melo. The Italian club will pay 72 million euros, plus 10 million euros in variables.

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"The player will remain at FC Barcelona until the end of the official competition in the 2019/20 season.

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"Arthur arrived at FC Barcelona in the summer of 2018 from Grêmio. The Brazilian midfielder has played 72 games for Barça until now: 47 in the league, 10 in the Copa del Rey, 13 in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup.

Arthur Melo: Barcelona confirm exit of Brazilian star at the end of the season

Arthur Melo in action for Barcelona - credit: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

"The Brazilian midfielder, who has four goals from his two seasons at the club, scored his first goal against Osasuna in the league and has won two titles with Barça; the league and the Spanish Super Cup in the 2018/19 season."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo has landed in Italy ahead of his proposed move to Juventus this summer.

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The 23-year-old Brazilian joined the Catalans from Gremio in the summer of 2018 in a six-year deal valued around €40 million.

He has however failed to impress his employers at the Camp Nou despite scoring four goals and six assists in 72 appearances.

The player is ready to complete a move to the Allianz Stadium in a deal worth £72.5million but the Old Lady will pay £10 million with Miralem Pjanic going the other way.

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