Arthur is having a proper renaissance at Fiorentina, and their brass is giving serious thought about buying him out from Juventus, even though it wouldn’t come cheap. The midfielder has thrived in Vincenzo Italiano’s system.
According to TuttoSport (via OneFootball), the Viola paid €2M as an initial fee and would have to shell out €20M to have him permanently. The two clubs could also decide to revise the sums. Rather than that, his salary is a problem, since he makes €5M per year.
Fiorentina and Juventus have split the Arthur wages 50/50 this season. The Gigliati have an internal cap, and his numbers decisively exceed it. Nicolas Gonzalez is their highest-paid player and earns €2.5M annually.
The Viola would need to negotiate hard to come to terms with his agent. The Bianconeri could help them by slightly lowering the option to buy, especially if the deal happened in January since they could use the cash.
The 27-year-old has avoided injuries and has appeared 23 times so far, providing 2 assists. He struggled to stay healthy in his previous turn with the Bianconeri and on loan at Liverpool in 2022/2023.
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The issue is more between his side and the player than with the Old Lady, which will be more than happy to get rid of him, even though one could argue this version of him would help their midfielder with a different coach at the helm. The plan could be set in motion only if they are certain Italiano stays.
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