Sometimes there are those who think it is better to reiterate the concept. This was the case of Lucia Mello, who for the uninitiated (and before today it was the vast majority) is Arthur’s mother. That “he is happy in Barcelona”, reiterated mother Lucia under a radio tweet Onda Cero which relaunched the front page of Tuttosport today. A thought that weeks ago the Brazilian midfielder himself expressed quite clearly. But between a statement and a tweet, the negotiation went on, even with some blows and rather spicy response between Juventus and Barcelona. Now, however, where is the operation? THE SITUATION – At the same point as a week ago. Because despite the contacts between his entourage and the Juventus club going on, Arthur’s position is still that of those who do not want to leave Barcelona. Because despite the Blaugrana have now put him at the door knowing he has to sacrifice something to be able to put the balance in place without lowering the level of its staff. And Arthur’s remains the only name accepted by Juve to include Miralem Pjanic in the operation. Different agreements can be found, but without Arthur it will not be possible to reach the Bosnian midfielder. That he will not leave for Ivan Rakitic or Arturo Vidal, just to mention two of the alternatives proposed by the Blaugrana club.
FORCING – It is not an economic question to represent the problem between Arthur and Juve. If anything, the knot to untie is that between Arthur and Barcelonawho is also training him with the reserve team. An internal arm wrestling, which sees in the Blaugrana club the role of those who try to push it away, so far without success. But the season is still long, at least formally the market is still far away. And to complete Pjanic’s engagement, Barcelona also know that it will be necessary to convince Arthur to leave.