FC Barcelona starts a disciplinary case against midfielder Arthur. The Brazilian, who will transfer to Juventus this summer, has been absent from the training of the 26-time national champion since this week.
Arthur (23) would actually stay with Barcelona until the end of the Champions League season, but would be dissatisfied with the way his transfer to Juventus came about, among other things.
“He has not returned after a short vacation. That is unacceptable and testifies to a lack of discipline,” said Barcelona chairman Josep Bartomeu in an interview with the Spanish on Sunday. SPORT.
“We have filed a case because he has no reason to be absent. He called Director Éric Abidal saying that he has decided not to return and that his Barcelona period is already over.”
According to Bartomeu, Arthur abandons many people. “This is disrespectful to his teammates and the whole club, because we want to perform well in the Champions League. It is simply incomprehensible that a player decides not to come again.”
Barcelona, which catches Arthur’s departure with the arrival of Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic, finished second behind Real Madrid in La Liga. In the Champions League, the Spanish top club hopes to reach the quarterfinals on Saturday at the expense of Napoli.