Barca and Juve confirm player swap deal

Barca-bound Pjanic in Juve's squad to face Genoa

Barca-bound Pjanic in Juve's squad to face Genoa By Peter Hanson 30 June 2020 4

Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo will join Juventus at the end of the season in a deal worth 72million euros (£66.06m).

"I am really content, I will give my all for this club".

The two European elites conducted lengthy negotiations over the deal which will see Juventus pay Barca up to 82 million euros for Arthur, while Pjanic moves in the opposite direction for a 60 million euro fee, plus five millon euros in variables, reports Xinhua news agency.

"It's good for both that they focus on what they have to do now".

"We found this player Arthur, who we had been tracking for a long time, and who is younger than Pjanic".

"Talking about the market doesn't give me pleasure".

"I have no doubt about his greatest commitment until the last day he is here", the head coach told the media.

Arthur, a Brazilian global, only joined Barca from Gremio in 2018 and was hailed as a future star for the club, with many tipping him as the long-term successor to Xavi Hernandez in central midfield.

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

"He will dedicate himself fully to achieving the objectives".

'He has said that he will be in the best conditions.

He aided Juventus acquire a few league titles in his four decades at the club and appears to be established to add yet another this season with the workforce four details crystal clear at the top rated of the table.

The clubs are also both still alive in the Champions League with the second leg of their respective round of 16 ties expected to be played in early August.

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