Liverpool has confirmed the season-long loan signing of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Juventus. Arthur will wear the no 29 shirt for his stint with Liverpool this season. Liverpool will pay a loan fee of €4.5 million for the player. Moreover, they have an option to make the transfer permanent with a fee of €37.5 million.
Arthur has had two seasons with Juventus so far. He also has had 63 appearances for the club and has scored one goal for the club too. Arthur started his career in Brazil with Gremio before moving to Barcelona in 2018. Arthur has had 72 appearances for Barcelona and has won the La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup with the Catalans. He was on the pitch as a player for Barcelona in the epic comeback by Liverpool against them in May 2019.
Arthur speaks up on why he chose Liverpool
Speaking to the official Liverpool website, Arthur expressed his happiness in joining the club. He also expressed his desire to work with Klopp and the Liverpool squad. Arthur said:
“I’m really, really happy to be here wearing this great shirt with this famous badge that represents so much in world football, it’s a dream. We talked a lot, and our ideas and visions were a good fit so I’m sure it was the right choice. I’m really happy and highly motivated to continue living my dream on the pitch and giving my all for the shirt. Liverpool have a wonderful history in football. I’ve played against Liverpool, I know what it feels like to be in the stadium with the fans behind them. I was with the opposition and now I’m on the right side so I’m really excited. It’s a massive club with a great manager, great players. As I said before, it’s a dream to be here.”Arthur Melo – Liverpoolfc.com
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