TURIN – The need to place an excellent capital gain by 30 June remains a concrete goal for Juventus and Barcelona. Indeed, on the Catalan front the need is even more urgent in view of the abundance of redundancies in pink: removed Marc-André ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong and Leo Messi, in the Quique Setien group there are no counting the players considered transferable. Which is not to say sellable. Like Arthur, whose original approach to Xavi has caused incalculable damage especially to the Brazilian who, overwhelmed by the weight of such a confrontation, has accumulated disappointments – read: benches – rather than satisfactions.
This would be enough to imagine the former Gremio midfielder eager to explode elsewhere, away from Spain. But no: the player has stuck, he doesn’t want to know about leaving Barça halfway through the game (maybe even less) and the refusal keeps the opportunity for an exchange with Miralem Pjanic in his freezer once waiting for the operation to go through. The stalemate is not total or definitive, but at the moment it is difficult to find a way out in a tight mail.
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