Arthur Melo Set to Leave Juventus Permanently

Fiorentina refused to sign Juventus outcast Arthur Melo permanently despite his decent season-long loan in Tuscany. As a result, the Brazilian midfielder is back in Turin but only to move on, with his agent confirming his imminent departure from the Allianz Stadium.

We are talking to several clubs about Arthur as he will leave Juventus. They don’t count on him,” Arthur’s entourage told RAI Sport, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano. This time, however, he’ll likely depart the club on a permanent basis.

Juventus infamously signed Arthur from Barcelona in the summer of 2020 for €72 million, plus €10m in add-ons. Miralem Pjanic headed in the opposite direction in one of the worst coordinated swap deals in European football history.

After two underwhelming campaigns at Juventus, the 27-year-old joined Liverpool on loan in 2022 to revive his career. Instead, he only collected 13 minutes of action at Anfield before returning to Turin as one of the biggest flops in the Reds’ recent history.

However, the Juventus misfit showed glimpses of his potential at Fiorentina last term. He made 48 appearances for the Tuscan club in all competitions, registering two goals and four assists. It was insufficient to earn him a permanent stay at Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Alongside three other midfielders, Arthur exited Fiorentina at the end of last season amid La Viola’s bid to overhaul their midfield options. Since he has no future at Juventus and generates no interest in Serie A, the Brazilian will likely continue his career abroad.

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