Juventus confirm £66m deal for Barcelona midfielder Arthur

    The 23- year-old will stay at the Nou Camp up until completion of the existing campaign, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo will sign up with Juventus at the end of the season in a deal worth 72 million euros (₤6606 m).

    The Brazil international’s move to the Old woman begins the exact same day that club stalwarts Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini signed new 1 year offers to stay at the Allianz Arena.

    Arthur joined the ruling LaLiga champions from Gremio in 2018 and has actually gone on to make 72 appearances for the club, winning the league title and the Spanish Super Cup in his first season.

    MOST CURRENT NEWS|Arrangement with @juventusfcen for the transfer of @arthurhromelo

    — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 29, 2020

    The 23- year-old will stay at the Nou Camp up until completion of the existing campaign, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    A declaration on Barca’s official website read: “FC Barcelona and Juventus FC have actually reached a contract for the transfer of player Arthur Melo. The Italian club will pay 72 million euros, plus 10 million euros in variables.

    “The player will remain at FC Barcelona until the end of official competition in the 2019-20 season.”

    Barcelona are 2 points adrift of leaders Real Madrid with 6 league games staying and the Brazilian looks set to be readily available for the Spanish club when the Champions League resumes in August.

    Giorgio Chiellini, centre, and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will stay at Juventus for another season (Nick Potts/PA)

    Buffon and Chiellini, on the other hand, will stay with the Serie A leaders, who are chasing after a ninth successive Scudetto this season, up until completion of the 2020-21 campaign.

    Buffon, 42, joined Juventus from Parma in 2001 and has actually made over 500 appearances for the Bianconeri, going back to Turin at the start of this season following a 1 year spell at Paris St Germain.

    2 0 2 1|Una fantastica notizia: @gianluigibuffon & & Giorgio @chiellini hanno rinnovato per un altro anno con la Juventus! ✍ ❤ ⚪ ⚫ GfLrj

    — JuventusFC (@juventusfc) June 29, 2020

    The World Cup- winning goalkeeper has actually played a back- up role to former Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny, however will continue with the club up until a minimum of completion of next season.

    Captain Chiellini, who has actually been at Juventus for 16 years, has actually likewise signed a new 12- month extension.

    The 35- year-old centre-back joined from Livorno in 2004 and has actually made 509 appearances for the club in all competitions.

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