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Barca reach agreement with Gremio to sign midfielder Arthur

12 March, 2018, 06:37 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Barcelona and Gremio reach mutual agreement on purchase option for Arthur with £26million fee set

The Spanish LaLiga football club said in a statement on Sunday (March 11) that they can activate an option to sign the Brazil Under-20 worldwide in July by paying a basic €30 million (S$48.7 million) plus €9 million in add-ons.

Gremio midfielder Arthur edges closer to a move to Barcelona after the two clubs reached an agreement for the Catalan giants to have a purchase option on the 21-year-old.

Barcelona have confirmed an agreement for the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Arthur from Gremio in the region of €39m.

Arthur, who is known for his passing ability, shone in the Libertadores Cup as he helped Gremio to lift the South American trophy for the third time in November.

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"In the event that the Club finally exercises the option signed, the price of the transfer is set at €30m plus €9m in variable amounts", the club said in a statement.

He progressed to the first team under former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and was called up to the full Brazil squad in September although is yet to make his debut.

However, while the financial side of the deal has been wrapped up, there is no guarantee that Barcelona will bring the rising star in immediately due to league limitations on non-EU players.


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