On Sunday, the front page of Tuttosport claimed that Melo is moving closer to Juventus. The Los Cules want the midfielder as part of a deal that resulted in Miralem Pjanic heading for Camp Nou.
Arthur is adamant to leave Barca
Arthur Melo has been strongly associated with the transfer to Juventus, but it is clear to the Brazilian that he wants to stay with Los Cules. He said so through a declaration almost a month ago, and nothing has changed. On Sunday, the front page of Tuttosport claimed that Melo is moving closer to Juventus. The Blaugrana want the midfielder as part of a deal that resulted in Miralem Pjanic heading for Camp Nou. Still, Arthur refuses to leave Barcelona and expresses this to the club’s coaching staff, who understands his position. The persistence of Juventus, like other teams, did not make Arthur change his mind. The 23-year-old striker wants to triumph at Barcelona, where he arrived from Gremio in 2018 and to which he has a deal until 2024.
Barcelona paid €31 million for Arthur and set his release clause at €400 million. Camp Nou has a lot of competition in the middle of the park, but he was still able to participate in 23 games in all competitions this season. Barcelona intends to sign Pjanic and wants and needs to ease the number of bodies that they have in the middle of the field, but Arthur will not leave the club. He is determined to succeed in Catalonia.