Arthur Given Away to Juventus- Is the Deal Worth?

Brazilian international Arthur Melo who looked like a promising successor of Andrés Iniesta was sold to Juventus from Barcelona after the midfielder agreed a five-year contract with the Italian champions. The transfer included a twin negotiation between the clubs which involves Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic and a fee of 70 million euros.

The swap deal between both the clubs has only benefited the Italians since they have received a 23-year-old with immense potential in replacement for Miralem Pjanic who is 30-years-old and has entered the final few years of his career. Is this another foolishness by the board at Barcelona to let go off a promising talent for a career ending player? Does this even make sense?


Congratulations to Juventus who gets a midfielder for the next ten years. Barcelona gets a 30 year old player that’s having an awful season. Another midfielder at the end of his career, for what?
Remember: Arthur didn’t leave ,he was kicked out by the board.

Leo Messi speaking about the new arrivals in 2018, and who impressed him the most.


It is certainly foolish to trust this board as this makes it another example of the club’s inconsistent transfer policy over the years. By letting go off crucial players and finding flops like Coutinho and Griezmann the last years of Messi is being wasted.


Barcelona’s boardroom level and their managers’ tactics are failing miserably. The primary reason being stated by Barcelona for the shocking transfer of Arthur is the need to raise funds for balancing the books. Barcelona need to raise $ 43m by June 30 to avoid ending the financial year in negative. Barcelona’s dismal transfers over recent years have doomed them to sell one of their most promising assets just for the need to comply with Financial Fair Play (FPP) Rules.


Arthur has made 61 appearances for Barcelona in LaLiga and the Champions League and maintained a pass accuracy of 92.7%.



Since the departure of Neymar in the summer of 2017, Barcelona’s transfer policy has been haphazard, reckless, hurried and impatient, one that is without any long-term outlook and just focusses on signing superstars. The club will have a difficult time once their God Messi retires


Agree. I am sure the Barca Mgmt realizes this and the fans can just hope that they have a solid plan and assemble the best team to carry forward Messi’s legacy in future.


Barca’s Board is a Joke!


This deal is for pure financial reasons and not for football. Barca clearly have lost their mind and lost their way. Very disappointed! :expressionless::angry:


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