Barcelona Confirm Arthur £75.2m Exit to Juventus, Acquires Pjanic for £60m

Arthur Melo

Barcelona confirmed the sale of midfielder Arthur Melo to Juventus in a deal worth £75.2million before announcing the £60m arrival of Miralem Pjanic.

The Spanish giants tweeted the news of the Brazilian’s departure on Monday afternoon, just moments before revealing that Pjanic had made the move the other way.

Arthur will remain with Barcelona until the end of the 2019-20 season, before leaving for Turin in a deal initially worth £66m, rising to £75m.

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He has played 72 times for the current LaLiga champions since arriving from Gremio, scoring four goals across his two seasons at the Nou Camp.

Meanwhile, Pjanic has swapped Italian giants Juve for Spanish giants Barcelona in a £55m deal, rising up to £60m.

The Bosnian midfielder has put pen to paper on a deal at the Nou Camp until the end of the 2023-24 campaign, with Barcelona inserting a staggering buyout clause of £365m in his contract.

Again, just like Arthur, the 30-year-old will finish out the remainder of the season at his current club Juventus.


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