Arthur, a stone in Abidal's shoe

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  Updated: 05/25/2020 12:06
 Related newsBarcelona is ready to close in the next few days the signing of Miralem Pjanic a footballer with whom he has already reached an agreement to land the next five seasons at the Camp Nou. However, the most complicated part is missing, which is negotiating with Juventus the final price of the midfielder. The Catalan club is willing to include players to make the operation cheaper and from the transalpine entity insists with Arthur Melo an option that is not to the liking of Abidal but which he has accepted when considering Pjanic as a priority. The problem has come when the Brazilian has refused to move from the Camp Nou despite the fact that Barcelona gave Juventus permission to negotiate with him. Furthermore, Arthur's refusals are taking place publicly, which has generated some debate in the culé environment. The exchange of a 23-year-old footballer with DNA Barça, who considered himself the heir of Xavi Hernández, for another 30 who is no longer a bet for the future is questioned.Arthir also sounded like a piece of trick to facilitate the arrival of Lautaro . He then gave an interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport in which he denied his intention to go to Inter Milan. He even issued a statement expressing his desire not to listen to offers and to stay with his club. And soon after, on social networks, he reiterated his will to continue wearing azulgrana answering a question from the club's own Brazilian account on Twitter. Despite this, the rumors in Italy are muted and now it is Tuttosport who ensures that Juventus does not throw in the towel in its attempt to sign Arthur. Given all this mess of information and feelings, Barcelona has turned to the representative of the Brazilian to settle all speculations and find out first-hand what Arthur's intentions are, which are none other than to fulfill the contract that expires in 2023. The information from Tuttosport was emphatic: he said that the Brazilian was close to Juve because he would have rethought his position now seeing that Setién opened the door to change for Pjanic and because he was putting him training with substitutes. Something to which the environment of the soccer player did not give him any credit. Arthur's mother reacted by responding to various social media accounts to point out that her son is doing well at Camp Nou. "Arthur is happy in Barcelona," said Lucia de Melo. Arthur's refusal to leave is a stone in Barcelona's shoe, which he must offer to other footballers such as Semedo.

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