TURIN – Optimistic Barcelona, prudent Juventus: it is the synthesis of the diplomatic work that the two clubs are carrying out to complete the exchange between Miralem Pjanic is Arthur. A maxi operation in which the agreement between the clubs has already been found, but which must still have the ok of a player: of the Juventus midfielder, one would think, given the caution of the club of Andrea Agnelli. But no, it is the Brazilian from Barça who has doubts about the transfer to Turin. Arriving in the capital of Catalonia in the summer of 2018, Arthur was confident of a long militancy in the Blaugrana: leaving after two seasons, 65 appearances and 4 goals, almost gives the impression of throwing in the towel. Nonetheless, the Catalan leaders are confident that they can convince him to proceed in the exchange, with the possibility for Mattia De Sciglio to follow Pjanic in Barcelona.
ALTERNATIVES – If on the one hand Barcelona works in the persuasion work, on the other hand it tries to insert some other champion in the deal if Arthur is not convinced. And so he puts the names of Ivan Rakitic, for which Juventus had carried out the exchange with Federico Bernardeschi, is Arturo Vidal, an old black and white acquaintance, the warrior who embraced the winning cycle of Antonio Conte. Juventus had shown some interest in both, but at the moment Fabio Paratici he would not accept them as alternatives in exchange.
The sale of Pjanic, in the intentions of the bianconeri, is to create a capital gain (the Bosnian was paid 32 million to Roma in 2016, now its value has more than halved) and, at the same time, to lower the total engagement without going to affect what is the technical value of the rose.
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