The Liga giants did not hide the fact that they would like to return a familiar face to Catalunya. Interest in the player sold to PSG for €222 million (£195 million/$240 million) in the summer of 2017 is expected to be renewed in the next window.
Arthur needs time to prove himself at Barca
Barcelona should look to give Arthur time to prove himself at Camp Nou, Rivaldo said. With it possible that the Brazil international could help the Bluagrana’s bid to re-sign Neymar. The Liga giants did not hide the fact that they would like to return a familiar face to Catalunya. Interest in the player sold to PSG for €222 million (£195 million/$240 million) in the summer of 2017 is expected to be renewed in the next window. It may be that funds are being released for a raid into the ranks of a Ligue 1 giant by drop other members of the star team. Philippe Coutinho is likely to make a permanent transition elsewhere. While fellow countryman Arthur saw the move to Italy mooted – while Juventus was carried on signing him.
He’s a potential successor to Xavi
Rivaldo believes that offloading the 23-year-old midfielder would be a mistake for Barca. With great potential to unlock in a man who would be well connected with Neymar. Legend of the Blaugrana told reporters, “There are a lot of rumors about Barcelona’s potential transfers this summer, and some media recently mentioned that Arthur Melo could leave. I think it’s talk and expect Arthur to stay at the club for many years”. He has not finished there two full seasons. He arrived as a potential successor to Xavi because of his similar playing style. So it makes no sense to sell him when Arthur is only 23 years old, and his career is ahead. “Also, Arthur has a good relationship with Neymar. And the sale of the youngster may harm Barca’s chances to return Neymar.
Arthur wants to stay at Barcelona
“Of course, Arthur’s potential move will not cancel the deal with Neymar, as many other friends in Barcelona like him. But I think it’s essential to maintain a solid base. So Arthur’s presence could help convince Neymar to return to the club. “Arthur himself has sought to deny that he wanted to leave Barca, even though he was flattered by the interest shown in him, he said: “There are always suggestions, but my idea is clear. The only option that interests me is to stay at Barcelona. “The supposed interest of large clubs is still a flattering and positive sign, but my mind has been playing for Barcelona for many years.