As reported by the Diario Sport on its website, the FC Barcelona turned down the opportunity that Arthur Melo will be part of Miralem Pjanic’s return operation to Juventus in Turin, a move that is getting closer to being a reality.
The Bosnian midfielder is getting closer and closer to returning to Juventus in Turin, after a very difficult season at FC Barcelona. Ronald Koeman did not give him the opportunity to play in his best performing position and then he stopped trusting him, to the point that he did not play any more all season. The final proof of his departure is that he did not play a single minute at Joan Gamper against the same Italian team.
A complicated situation
But, although everything seems to be on track, the Sport newspaper confirmed that the negotiations between Barcelona and Juventus in Turin are progressing slowly. The Italian team is very interested in Pjanic and reports confirm that Arthur Melo has offered to be part of the operation, with the intention of returning to Spain. His situation at Juventus is not the best and Massimiliano Allegri does not have him for the season that is about to start.
The Barça team would have responded with a resounding no to the offer of the Brazilian, who is not a piece that enters into the dynamics of the club. He never performed at the expected level and it is not a bet they want to make to have continuity in the shuttle area. It is not an option.
Arthur’s situation is getting more and more complicated. He does not have a clear future and the feeling is that he has to be a step backward to go back to being a decisive footballer in the elite. It has no offers from the elite.