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Barcelona are set to announce £55m midfielder transfer Today

express: Midfielders Arthur and Miralem Pjanic have both completed medicals and signed contracts with Juventus and Barcelona, respectively, and the two European heavyweights are expected to make an official announcement today, reports claim.

Juventus have been trying to sign 20-cap Brazil international Arthur for several months.

But the financial constraints caused by the coronavirus pandemic left Maurizio Sarri’s side struggling to complete an expensive transfer.

The Serie A champions therefore needed to get creative by offering one of their best players in exchange.

And Bosnia-Herzegovina international Pjanic, who Barcelona have long admired, ticked all the boxes.

The deal had initially stalled because Arthur wasn’t interested in leaving the Nou Camp.

But the 23-year-old has since changed his opinion and the audacious swap deal is now imminent.

Juventus will pay around £63million for Arthur, while Pjanic will move in the opposite direction for roughly £55m.

According to Goal, Arthur and Pjanic completed their respective medicals on Sunday and then signed their contracts.

Arthur’s five-year contract is worth £87,000-a-week but will increase to £104,000-a-week when various bonuses are achieved.

The former Gremio star, who made 72 appearances for Barcelona since joining in 2018, will be tied to the Allianz Stadium until June 2025.

Both players will finish the campaign with their current sides but Barca wanted the move completed before June 30 for financial reasons.

The move will come as a surprise to many. Arthur recently conducted an interview and made it clear that he was only interested in staying at Camp Nou.

“There are always speculations but honestly my idea is very clear, the only option that interests me is to continue in Barcelona,” the 23-year-old said in a statement released by his communications company.

“I am very safe and calm. I feel very good here and I also thank the club and the coaching staff for their trust. That is another reason to be totally clear that my only wish is to continue.”

Source: Published by express

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Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
1 month ago

This will be good

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
1 month ago

This is good

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
1 month ago

The team will benefit from it.

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
1 month ago

Nice one

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

Nice one barca

Ezema Paul
Ezema Paul
1 month ago

Okay

Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
1 month ago

this will be good

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

perfect plan

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
1 month ago

Safe journey

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

That’s really great for Barcelona.

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

This is a good idea

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
1 month ago

that’s great

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
1 month ago

That will be a nice transfer

Muhammed Hammed
Muhammed Hammed
1 month ago

That’s really great for Barcelona.

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
1 month ago

Wonderful

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

Barcelona team is doing well

Okwu Godsupwill okechukwu
Okwu Godsupwill okechukwu
1 month ago

Wow amazing

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
1 month ago

Nice deal

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

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Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Nice.

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
1 month ago

Good

Pablochidiebere
Pablochidiebere
1 month ago

Good deal

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
1 month ago

Good news

Pablochidiebere
Pablochidiebere
1 month ago

Good for barca

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

Its a nice deal

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

Good signing for barca

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
1 month ago

The team will benefit from it

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
1 month ago

Good news

Israel Ekhosuehi
Israel Ekhosuehi
17 days ago

This is a wrong deal