Several European giants are currently sealing deals and signing players to strengthen up their team in the transfer market, La Liga giants, Barcelona have now joined the frail after confirming their midfielder Arthur Melo will be joining Juventus in the summer for a deal said to be worth £75m.
This deal will also see Juventus star Miralem Pjanic move to Camp Nou at the end of the season for £59.4 million. This event had already been predicted on online casinos, having supported it with impressive odds, considering the heavy rumours linking the Bosnian to the Catalonians.
The reports originating from Sky Sports claims that Arthur’s fee will see a potential rise to £75 million following the initial payment of £66 million, it also claims that the Brazilian star will be remaining at the club till the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
And just like the Brazilian midfielder, Pjanic will also be staying with the Biaconeris till the end of the season before joining up with Barcelona to display his worth for four seasons with his £54.9 million price-tag.
Arthur, who began his professional career with Brazilian club Gremio, joined Barcelona for a fee reported to be €30 million back in the summer of 2018. The Brazilian had been understood to have been reluctant to leave the Spanish club this summer despite that the two European clubs still agreed on a deal for the prolific midfielder.
Barcelona was tempted to sell the Brazilian, who still has four years to go on his contract, in order to achieve financial stability to reinvest in this summer. Juventus, who has always been keeping an eye out for Arthur, decided to use their key player Pjanic, who the Spanish club is also interested in, as a bargaining chip to secure his services. On www.johnnykash.com there are interesting odds predicting the destination of the Brazilian and other players.
Arthur was said to have undergone Juventus medicals on Sunday before signing a five-year deal with them in Turin, Italy. Arthur and Pjanic will both continue to play for their respective clubs till the end of the season, before being unveiled to their fans.