- August 8, live on the sports channel: Barcelona vs. Napoli in the Champions League Round of 16
The Brazilian midfielder still holds a contract with Barcelona – until the 2019/20 season officially ends – and he has in fact unilaterally decided to end his contract with the club. According to the report, Arthur, who is currently in Brazil, after a short vacation in Ibiza, gave his message in a phone call.
The report also states that the club’s leaders have warned Arthur that he is in fact violating his contract – which could lead to severe penalties. The player, for his part, is ready to take on the consequences and does not currently intend to rejoin the Barcelona squad. The Spanish runner-up will meet Napoli on August 8 for the rematch in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Arthur, as mentioned, has been completely “erased” from Kika Stein’s rotation from the moment he moved to Juventus next season became official. Barça played six games after the announcement – and the Brazilian did not get to play even a minute, and in some of the games was not included in the squad at all. By the way, by the way, Miralem Pjanic – the other side of the trade – continued to play as usual in the Juventus uniform.
Arthur Melo according to Rac 1 has told Barcelona he has no intention of returning to the club following this break and will instead prepare for his move to Juventus.
Given how horribly Arthur was treated by this board if this is true I don’t blame him one bit pic.twitter.com/XbaMhohGkH
— Barça DNA✨ (@PPMBARCA) July 27, 2020