Ex Barcelona full-back Dani Alves persuaded Arthur Melo to leave the Camp Nou and join Juventus.
Alves left the Catalan giants in the summer of 2016 to join the Italian champions after eight years at the Blaugrana, and his international teammates are presently about to trod the same path.
The details are sketched out by ESPN, who traces how the agent Bibian Weggelaar – who negotiated the Alves move to Juve – was influential in this deal, with Miralem Pjanic moving the other way in an accepted swap deal.
Arthur’s transition to the Italian champions has been handled for an initial €72m transfer expense with a further €10m in potential add-ons included.
Arthur joined the Blaugrana in 2018 of every a deal from Gremio worth an initial €31m in addition to a further €9m in variables and he had a contract with the club until the summer of 2024 with a €400m release clause, while transfer market gives him a market value of €55m.
The Brazilian’s reluctance to leave Camp Nou has been the greatest hindrance for the exchange deal being prepared however that obstacle has now been survived.