Barcelona Agrees €30million Plus Add-ons Deal with Gremio For Midfielder, Arthur Melo
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La Liga leaders, FC Barcelona have today announced that they have reached an agreement with top-flight Brazilian club, Gremio de Porto Alegre to sign the 21-year old midfielder, Arthur Melo.
The deal which is set to happen in the summer of 2018 gives Barcelona the right to sign Arthur for €30million and a further €9m in potential add-ons.
According to the Catalonia side, Arthur is “a talented midfielder who stands out for his passing ability.”
Just like former Barca star Neymar, the Spanish side have been on the trail of one of the brightest lights coming out from Brazil for long and now have a deal in place for him.
The pact between both clubs was made public today through a statement on the official website of FC Barcelona.
The statement read: “FC Barcelona and the Brazilian club Gremio de Porto Alegre have reached an agreement on a purchase option for the player Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, whereas FC Barcelona may exercise this right on the player’s federative rights during July of 2018.
“In the event that the club finally exercises the option signed, the price of the transfer is set at €30m plus €9m in variable amounts.”