Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Barcelona secures option to sign Brazilian midfielder Arthur from Brazilian club Gremio

Barcelona reach deal to sign €30m Arthur from Gremio Barcelona reach deal to sign €30m Arthur from Gremio
Cassandra Gardner | 12 March, 2018, 06:39

And the club have confirmed an agreement has been reached, and they have the option to sign him for £26m plus £8m in add-ons in July.

The Spanish LaLiga football club said in a statement on Sunday (March 11) that they can activate an option to sign the Brazil Under-20 global in July by paying a basic €30 million (S$48.7 million) plus €9 million in add-ons.

Barcelona and Gremio have officially announced an agreement on a purchase option for the Copa Libertadores victor Arthur Melo for up to €39m.

The 21-year-old helped the Porto Alegre club to the final of the Copa Libertadores and put in an impressive performance in the second leg as they ran out 3-1 aggregate winners over Lanus of Argentina.

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In a statement published on the club website, FC Barcelona said: " FC Barcelona may exercise this right on the player's federative rights during July of 2018".

He has been a regular in Brazil's youth squads and has a few call-ups to the full squad.

An all-round midfielder, Arthur has been praised for his ability to aid his team in both the attacking and defensive phases of play.

At Gremio, Arthur broke through to the first team under manager Luiz Felipe Scolari and has been instrumental to the side since.

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