After being sold to Juventus in June and not playing in the final weeks of the LaLiga season, Arthur wants to terminate the last month of his contract, and he has flown to Brazil instead of training.
Arthur wants to terminate his contract
As with almost any separation in any life, the one with Arthur Melo and Barcelona has both sides convinced that they are right. After being sold to Juventus in June and not playing in the final weeks of the LaLiga season. Arthur wants to terminate the last month of his contract, and he has flown to Brazil instead of training. Meanwhile, the Catalan club are already looking at the legal measures that need to be taken against the midfielder. As they do not understand the player’s position. It could have been so different for a player who was considered a replacement for Xavi Hernandez, given that on paper. He perfectly fits how Barcelona should play, and there was a gap in the team for him.
The player wanted to stay at Barca
After an excellent first season in 2018/19, in which he played 44 times. He was eventually billed as transferable this year. “The only option I’m interested in is to stay at Barcelona,” Arthur said a few weeks ago as he initially didn’t want to leave. The Blaugrana put a lot of pressure on him to join Juventus in a deal that would see Miralem Pjanic move the other way. With Arthur’s disappointment, further exacerbated by the words of Quique Setien. “There are players who come here with expectations, and they will not materialize,” Setien said at a press conference. Eventually, Arthur agreed to join the Bianconeri. The final insult came as the deal was finalized when Arthur had to travel to Turin for a medical check while Pjanic himself was not required to make the opposite journey.
Those at Barca don’t understand Arthur’s decision
Artur hasn’t played a single minute of football since signing with Juventus. But he denies having reached an agreement with the Italian club to try to play as little as possible. He had severe injury problems in addition to tonsillitis but was also not selected even when he came up. From there, he decided to travel to Brazil and call for his contract to be canceled now and not after the Champions League campaign. The authorities at Camp Nou are puzzled. They feel that once he agreed on his contract with Juventus, the player should have known what that meant. They believe that Arthur knew that he was committed until the end of the Barcelona season and that if he didn’t play, it was more due to injury or tonsillitis.
His attitude may not have been the best lately, but Barcelona does not understand his decision to refuse to return to training. At this stage, there is almost no chance of a peaceful solution to this problem. So legal action is the next logical step since both sides believe that they have been violated.