Juventus-Bound Arthur Melo Snubs Barcelona Training

Arthur Melo has been offered to Juventus from Barcelona in a deal price 72 million euros.© AFP

Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo might face sanctions for failing to show up at coaching with Barcelona, who concluded a deal to promote him to Juventus a month in the past. The Catalan membership say the participant is beneath contract till the tip of the season and have demanded he return, with the native press claiming he was in his native Brazil. “The participant has not joined the squad as anticipated and we’re contemplating a plan of action,” a membership assertion stated.

Arthur has been offered to Juventus in a deal price 72 million euros ($81 million) with Bosnian playmaker Miralem Pjanic transferring in the wrong way for the same price at season’s finish.

The participant had been reluctant to depart the Camp Nou and even launched a press release in April, insisting his “thought was clear” and that he wished to play at Barcelona “for a few years”.

Barca coach Quique Setien stated in a press convention on the time of the sale: “We anticipate the best dedication from him till the final day he’s right here.”


Spanish sports activities every day Mundo Deportivo say the participant maintains Setien had instructed him he had performed his final sport with the La Liga membership. Arthur has not featured for Barca for the reason that switch was introduced on June 29.

Barcelona resumed coaching on Tuesday forward of their Champions League last-16 second leg with Napoli subsequent month.

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