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Barcelona took the first step in their summer rebuilding forecast with Arthur

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25 Jun 2020
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After a wage was accepted between the two clubs on Wednesday, the final deal between the former Gremio star and Italian giants came on Thursday.

Barca and Juve finally accepted a wage for the move of Arthur Melo

With rumors spinning since the start of the contest. Barcelona took the first step in their summer rebuilding forecast with Arthur Melo, reaching a full consensus with Juventus. After a wage was accepted between the two clubs on Wednesday. The final deal between the former Gremio star and Italian giants came on Thursday. Skeptical of moving away from Camp Nou, Arthur had already rejected the Turin club’s previous advance payment. Still, now he agreed to a five-year contract. Which would seem to him a net income of about €7 million per year. That is a significant increase of the €3 million that he earns in Catalonia. And it also allows the Blaugrana to change their midfield, pursuing Miralem Pjanic.

Arthur was warned about the precarious financial situation

Given that his reservations above regarding his departure from Los Cules were visible. It may seem unexpected that he agreed to leave, but there are several reasons. The pressure from both clubs to make this move a reality made his position at Barcelona very difficult. In a meeting with Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes, he was warned about the precarious financial situation of the club and that he might have to go to salary reduction. Although these measures were to be implemented for the entire team. And not just for the Brazilian, this was an admission that competition for places in the middle of the field would make it unlikely that he would play a lot next season. Also, Juventus’s representatives played such a game for the midfielder. That he remained with a feeling of full respect from the defending Italian champions.

Maurizio Sarri wants him in his team at all costs and declared him the critical signing for Juventus in the summer of 2020, which guarantees Arthur the playing time he wants. While an agreement was reached to sell Arthur on Wednesday, for a fee of €70 to €80 million, there was no progress regarding Pjanic. The Bosnian will go to the Camp Nou this summer, and it’s almost inevitable. Still, Barcelona is looking for a way to pay €60 million to Juventus demanding, and only when this happens will there be an official announcement.

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