It was an open secret, but the official announcement was missing to make it a reality. Arthur lives his last days as a Barcelona player. The Brazilian sign by Juventus; but he will not be able to join the discipline of the Italian team until the end of this season. The Turin entity will pay 72 million euros (plus 10 in variables) to take over the services of the Goiano, who has not managed to succeed with the Barca shirt. Arthur Melo, one of the great bets of Robert Fernandez when he was technical secretary of the Catalan entity, signs with Juve. He will go from playing alongside Messi to doing it alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
After the blow in Balaidos, Arthur traveled to Italy to close his transfer to the transalpine team. The rigorous medical examination pass and transfer confirm. Actually, this is a kind of barter for Pjanic; although the signing of the Bosnian by the Spanish team has not yet been announced. It is done in this way and before June 30 in order to include the operation in the accounts of this exercise. A priority for Catalans, who need to fix them. Later, the signing of Pjanic will be announced; seven years older than Arthur; for which Barcelona pays an amount to receive for the departure of Arthur Melo.
In principle, the idea is for Arthur to end the season with Barcelona; which is not full of troops between injuries and penalties. In any case, the Brazilian will not be able to play for Juventus until next season. Despite having entered the Barca locker room well, having a good relationship with the heavyweights; and being loved by a good part of the Barca fans. Arthur has not managed to gain an undisputed place in the team. He did not want to be part of this operation but finally, after seeing the attitude of Barcelona; he has decided that he should end his time at the Catalan club.