Sunday, July 5, 2020

Arthur and Pjanic Take Medicals Ahead of Barcelona – Juventus swap

Barcelona’s Arthur Melo flew to Turin after Barcelona’s match with Celta Vigo on Saturday to complete a medical ahead of his proposed move to Juventus, according to Sky in Italy. The two clubs have reportedly agreed on a transfer fee of around €80 million for the 23-year-old Brazilian.

Arthur was reluctant, as some reports suggested earlier, to leave the Camp Nou, but after a number of meetings with the club hierarchy, it seems he has been persuaded to join the Serie A champions.

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has also undergone a medical as he prepares to make the move in the opposite direction, in a deal believed to be in the region of €60 million.

It means the Catalan giants should be earning around €20m from the swap, but on the other hand, they’ll be getting a 30-year-old player in exchange for giving up a seven years younger one. How much sense that makes and whether they’ll actually get something by making this move remains to be seen.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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