Midfielders Arthur and Miralem Pjanic have completed their medical titles and signed contracts with Juventus and Barcelona, respectively. According to reports, the two European heavyweights will make an official announcement today.
Juventus has tried to sign the Brazil international with 20 Arthur chapters for several months.
However, due to financial constraints caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Maurizio Sari state is struggling to make expensive transfers.
So the Serie A champions must be creative and instead offer one of their best players.
And Bosnia-Herzegovina international Pjanic, who has long been admired by Barcelona, has checked all the boxes.
Initially, the agreement was stalled because Arthur was not interested in leaving Camp Nou.
However, the 23-year-old has changed his mind and now a brave exchange contract is inevitable.
Juventus will pay around £ 63 million for Arthur, while Pjanic will go in the opposite direction for around £ 55 million.
According to Goal, Arthur and Pjanic closed their respective doctors on Sunday and then signed their contracts.
Arthur’s five-year contract costs £ 87,000 a week, but rises to £ 104,000 a week if a different bonus is obtained.
The former Gremio star, who played 72 matches for Barcelona after joining in 2018, will be connected to the Allianz Stadium in June 2025.
Both players will end the campaign with their current country, but Barça wants the substitutions to be completed before 30 June for financial reasons.
This step will surprise many people. Arthur recently interviewed and explained that he was only interested in staying at Camp Nou.
“There has always been speculation, but frankly, my idea is very clear. The only choice that interests me is to continue in Barcelona,” the 23-year-old said in a statement from his communications company.
“I am very confident and calm. I feel very good here and also thank the club and coaching staff for their trust. This is another reason to be very clear that my only hope is to continue.”