Barcelona have reached agreement with Brazilian club Gremio to sign Arthur. — Reuters file picBARCELONA, March 11 — Barcelona have reached agreement with Brazilian club Gremio to sign Arthur, a 21-year old midfielder.
The Spanish club said in a statement today that they can activate an option to sign Arthur in July by paying a basic €30 million (approx. RM144 million) plus 9mn in add ons.
Arthur helped propel Gremio to the final of the Copa Libertadores last year and was impressive as they beat Lanus of Argentina, 3-1, on aggregate in the final.
He did not finish the second leg, limping off in the second half with a torn ankle ligament. The injury meant Arthur missed the Club World Cup in December.