Barcelona confirm sale of Arthur Melo to Juventus for €72m

Arthur Melo
Arthur Melo  (Picture: Getty)

Barcelona football club of Spain have agreed to sell midfielder, Arthur  Melo to Juventus for €72 million (£66m) plus up to €10m in bonuses, the Catalan club confirmed on Monday June 29, on their official website.

According to the deal, Juventus player Miralem Pjanic is set to move to Barcelona but both players are obligated to finish the 2019-20 season at their current clubs.

"FC Barcelona and Juventus FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Arthur Melo. The Italian club will pay €72 million, plus €10 million in variables," the club confirmed in it's statement.

"The player will stay at FC Barcelona until the end of the official competitions of the 2019-20 season."

Despite the transfer, Barcelona coach Quique Setien added Arthur in the squad to face Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

"I have no doubt about his greatest commitment until the last day he is here," the head coach told reporters

"He is a player until the last game of the season. He has committed himself to being one more [member of the squad].

"He will dedicate himself fully to achieving the objectives. I have no doubts about him.

"He has said that he will be in the best conditions. I'll decide if he plays more or less."

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