Arthur Melo keen to fight for his place in the Barcelona team despite reports of Juventus agreeing £72.5m with Barcelona to sign the midfielder.

It has been reported that Brazil Arther Melo has remained adamant to fight for his place in the Barcelona team despite reports linking him to Juventus.

Juventus has agreed to pay Barcelona a huge fee of £72.5 for the Brazilian to join them next season. Maurizio Sarri wants to build his team around the 23year old next season.

Barcelona, on the other hand, wants to bring in Miralem Pjanic from the other side.

Barcelona at the moment are in need of cash most importantly to bring in new legs to Camp Nou and are willing to trade the Brazilian.

Maurizio Sarri has expressed his delight in the Brazilian and has said the midfield will be built around. The Serie A giants have also increased his wages if he decides to switch side next season that will see him earn £4.5 a year.

Arthur is in the squad that will face Athletico Bilbao as they continue their pursuit of the league with Madrid on top on a head to head basis.

 

Barcelona is willing to do business with Juventus but they are in further talk with the player valuation of Pjanic with the Italian giant asking £63.4m but the Catalans think he is way less than that.

There are players lined up for sale at Barcelona for them to do business in the transfer market and bring in fresh legs. The likes of Rakitic, Dembele, Coutinho, Semedo, Umtiti are all in the market and will be allowed to go with the right price.

 

 

Fans have taken to Twitter to express their concern for the deal tagging it as crazy owing to the fact Arthur is younger than Pjanic, aside from the age difference, most think Artur Melo is a better player to Miralem Pjanic.

Quique Sentien at a press interview has debunked the whole thing and has promised to protect Arthur from being distracted from the reports in the news. Arthur is expected to deal with the rumor professionally to avoid it getting in the way of his performance particularly as they fight to secure LaLiga.