Barcelona confirm £75m exit of Arthur to Juventus… with Miralem Pjanic moving the other way in a £60m deal as Spanish giants insert eye-watering buyout clause of £365m
- Arthur’s move from Barcelona to Juventus was confirmed by the Spanish giants
- The Brazilian has left the Nou Camp in a big-money deal worth £75million
- Moments after Arthur’s departure, Barca confirmed they signed Miralem Pjanic
- The midfielder has joined from Italian giants Juventus in a £60m transfer
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.
Arthur will leave Barcelona for Juventus at the end of the season, in a deal worth £75m
The Brazilian midfielder poses after putting pen to paper on his contract with the Italians
Arthur (in the white jumper) was captured arriving at Turin airport late on Saturday evening
Miralem Pjanic has moved the other way from Juve to Barcelona in a deal worth up to £60m
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.
Arthur was pictured touching down in Turin ahead of his medical on Sunday, and he is believed to have signed a five-year deal with the Italian giants.
Arthur underwent a medical on Sunday before the move was officially announced on Monday
The Barcelona midfielder was initially reluctant to leave Spain but the exit is now confirmed
Barcelona have inserted a staggering £365m buyout clause in Pjanic’s contract
At Juve, he will see his £84,000-a-week salary double, and he leaves Barca with the club in disarray under the stewardship of Quique Setien.
At the weekend, the players and coaches were said to be involved in a post-match row after dropping two points at Celta Vigo, with Arthur’s presence on the pitch one of the reasons for the players’ ire.
It was reported that Antoine Griezmann and Arthur replacing Luis Suarez and Riqui Puig late on at Balaidos had angered some sections of the squad.
Setien also hit out at Arthur on Friday, saying that he has fallen flat at the Nou Camp.
Quique Setien hit out at Arthur last week and he leaves with Barcelona in complete disarray
‘Arthur is neither the first player nor the last to sign for a club with high expectations that do not bear fruit,’ Setien told reporters.
‘Maybe he lacked a bit of continuity. It is not easy to change things that other coaches have told him were good, like holding the ball when we want to play two touches.’
Those comments have angered Arthur’s mother, who has taken to Twitter to slam the experienced coach.
‘My God, now they will start finding flaws with the player,’ she posted.
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