Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic And Barcelona’s Arthur In Swap Deal

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Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic And Barcelona’s Arthur In Swap Deal

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic will join Barcelona at the end of the season in a swap deal with Brazil international Arthur.

Bosnian Pjanic, 30, has agreed a deal worth an initial 60m euros (£54.9m), with a further 5m (£4.6m) in add-ons.

He made 214 appearances for Serie A champions Juve after joining in 2016.

Meanwhile, Arthur, 23, who joined Barca from Gremio on a six-year deal in 2018, will move for an initial 72m euros (£66m), with 10m (£9.1m) in add-ons.

Arthur will remain with Barcelona until the end of the season.

Juve are four points clear at the top of Serie A as they chase a ninth consecutive title.

The deal, which includes a 400m euro (£451m) buy-out clause, will initially cost Barcelona 31m euros (£27.5m).

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It comes a day after Brazil midfielder Paulinho left La Liga’s champions to rejoin Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande on loan.

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Arthur joined Gremio in 2010 from lower-league side Goias Esporte Clube and made his first-team debut, aged 18, under former Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari in 2015.

He has been called up to the Brazil team in the past but has yet to play for them, and did not make their World Cup squad.

The midfielder helped Gremio win Brazil’s equivalent of the FA Cup, the Copa do Brasil, in 2016 and South America’s Champions League – the Copa Libertadores – in 2017.

Arthur was named man of the match in the second leg of the 2017 Copa Libertadores final as Gremio beat Argentina’s Lanus 3-1 on aggregate.

In total, he scored six goals in 66 appearances for Gremio.

Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic And Barcelona’s Arthur In Swap Deal

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