Barcelona has reached an agreement to sign, and initial € 60 million ($67.4 million) for Bosnian international midfielder Miralem Pjanic from Juventus, in addition to a further € 5 million in rewards, the two clubs revealed Monday.
The 30-year-old is going to Camp Nou on a four-year contract once the new, deferred season is finished.
It was as of late announced by the two clubs that Brazilian international midfielder would travel for €72 million or more € 10 million in variables, in addition, the other way to Juventus in a separate deal.
Arthur and Pjanic will remain with their present teams until the finish of the 2019-’20 campaign that incorporates the August take out stage of the revamped Champions League.
It raises the likelihood that Arthur and Pjanic at the latter stages of the opposition could face each other and their future clubs.
Arthur just joined Barca from the Brazilian side Gremio in 2018 and is praised as the club’s potential star, with many tipping him as Xavi Hernandez ‘s long haul replacement in central midfield.
The 23-year-old has been one of many players to stagnate this season after a promising start however is believed to be the primary reason for Arthur’s sale financially.
His exit brings Barcelona’s board and president Josep Maria Bartomeu under further investigation. They oversaw several haphazard activities in the transfer market and were accused of failing to give the club any clear ability to know east from west. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Barcelona was hit hard by the three-month suspension and they had to place in about € 70 million to reach their ebb and flow season financial plan.
The board will report the pay from the sale by selling Arthur immediately before expanding the payments for Pjanic over the length of the 30-year-old ‘s contract.
Barca made a similar trade last year by swapping goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen for Valencia’s Neto, in transactions worth around € 30 million each.