Written By: Frank Raj
FC Barcelona has confirmed that midfielder Arthur Melo will join Juventus in a £75m deal this summer.
Arthur will continue playing for Barcelona in the Champions League in August, before being unveiled ahead of next season.
Arthur will earn £4.5m a year at Juventus, which is significantly more than what he earns at Barcelona. The player flew into Turin on Saturday night just hours after playing as a late sub for Barca against Celta Vigo.
He underwent medical exams on Sunday and signed a five-year contract before flying back to Catalonia to resume training on Monday ahead of Barca’s clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic also underwent medical and is expected to move to Barcelona in a £60m deal to replace the outgoing Arthur.
With the sales of Arthur, Barcelona will be hoping to sell other first team players such as Ivan Rakitic, Nelson Semedo, Ousmane Dembele, and Philippe Coutinho, etc. As they plan to recoup transfer funds for reinvestment this summer.