Barcelona agrees pre-contract deal with Brazilian ace

Barcelona agrees pre-contract deal with Brazilian ace

13 Mar, 18:00

Barcelona has agreed on a pre-contract with Gremio for Arthur Melo.

Talks took place in the Catalan city throughout the last week and the Spanish giants have been awarded a first option on the Brazilian. The club will have the purchase option in the summer transfer window. As part of the agreement, Barca says they have the right to sign Arthur in July for an upfront fee of €30 million plus an additional €9m in potential add-ons. The 21-year-old is expected to replace a possibly departing Andre Gomes.

A statement from Barca read, “FC Barcelona and the Brazilian club Grêmio 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."

Arthur will sign a five-year deal if Barca finalises the move in July.

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