Barca and Gremio reach agreement for Arthur
As reported on their official – FC Barcelona and the Brazilian club Gremio de Porto Alegre have reached an agreement on a purchase option for the player Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, whereas FC Barcelona may exercise this right on the player’s federative rights during July of 2018. In the event that the Club finally exercises the option signed, the price of the transfer could be set at €30m plus €9m in variable amounts.
Born on 12 August, 1996 in Goiania in Brazil, Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, better known as simply Arthur, is a talented midfielder who stands out for his passing ability. The player has shown his quality in his home country with Gremio helping the club to win Brazilian Cup and the Copa Libertadores. He also represented Brazil at U17 and U20 level and has been called up to the full squad on several occasions although he is yet to make his debut alongside the likes of Barca’s new signings – Coutinho, Paulino and the likes of former – Naymer and Dani Alves who are now playing in Paris Saint Germain.
Talented midfielder and playmaker, Arthur is known for his passing ability. Another of his qualities is his ability to lose his man, a factor that makes him a danger close to the opponents’ area. The Brazilian is excellent at protecting the ball and can come up with the final pass in the final third.
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