The operation Arthur-Pjanic formalized by the two clubs, the Spanish press sees it more as a financial engineering operation than a technically viable deal. According to the calculations of the Spanish newspaper Sport.es the operation will bring to the Barcelona 52 million euros before the balance sheet date as at 30 June: money that could also be used for the purchase of Lautaro Martinez.
Arthur, 52 million in cash
Arthur there Juve he paid 72 million plus 10 bonuses. Considering that Barça had paid him 30 million and in two seasons he has written off 10 million, the accounts are done. The capital gain on the balance sheet for the Brazilian is 52 million euros.
The costs of Pjanic
Pjanic instead arrives in Barcelona for 60 million plus 5 bonuses and will have a 400 million clause. The technical usefulness is questioned by the fact that Pjanic does not heat the Blaugrana square too much and is 30 years old, while Arthur is a young man with a brilliant career ahead of him. Barcelona have already done this in the past. Now, according to Sport.es, the Blaugrana club can launch the assault on Lautaro Martinez.