Barcelona have announced that they have agreed with Serie A giants Juventus for the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Arthur.
The Catalan club made the announcement in a statement released on their official website on Monday.
Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic is expected to move in the other direction.
A statement by Barcelona read: “Barcelona and Juventus FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Arthur Melo. The Italian club will pay 72 million euros, plus 10 million euros in variables.
“The player will remain at FC Barcelona until the end of official competition in the 2019/20 season.
“Arthur arrived at FC Barcelona in the summer of 2018 from Grêmio. The Brazilian midfielder has played 72 games for Barça until now: 47 in the league, 10 in the Copa del Rey, 13 in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup.
“The Brazilian midfielder, who has four goals from his two seasons at the club, scored his first goal against Osasuna in the league and has won two titles with Barça; the league and the Spanish Super Cup in the 2018/19 season.”
Arthur flew into Italy on Saturday night just hours after his appearance as a late substitute against Celta Vigo and underwent his medical exams from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
The Brazil international then flew straight back to Spain and will resume training with Barca ahead of their match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, with his £72.5m transfer to Italy all-but officially announced.
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