“Forty-eight games, forty-one million euros”. Thus La Gazzetta dello Sport today pricks and raises questions about Juventus’ purchase of Arthur: “Almost one million and a match. The economic value of Arthur Melo has grown in his two-year experience in Catalonia. On July 18, 2018, the Barça lo taken from Gremio by paying 31 million plus 9 in variables. On Monday he officially sold it to Juventus for 72 million plus 10 in variables, or 82 potential. In these two years on the Mediterranean the Brazilian played 48 games, less than half of the 103 games disputed by Barcelona: 33 as starting, just 4 complete.
He scored 4 goals, won last Liga and a Spanish Super Cup. He was presented as the new Xavi, although he was inspired and played in the position of Iniesta. Sometimes he did well, sometimes very well, sometimes disappointed in small numbers. And in the name of the capital gain, a clear gap was created between the player’s performance and the amount of the price paid for his sale, “reads.