Fiorentina Loanee Arthur Slated to Return to Juventus

Arthur had a convincing first half of the season at Fiorentina on loan from Juventus, but his form has dipped in the last couple of months. The Viola have already decided they won’t keep him at the conditions set last summer window, TuttoSport informs.

They have communicated the choice to his camp. They would have had to shell out €20M to sign him permanently. His €5M salary is a major obstacle as well. Moreover, Vincenzo Italiano, a big proponent of the signing, is likely to leave the Gigliati.

It remains to be seen whether Juventus and Fiorentina will explore different pathways for Arthur to remain where he is, for instance through a swap. Benfica could pursue him in the summer.

The 27-year-old has assisted twice in 37 appearances in 2023/2024. On the other hand, he has played very little in the last month. The gaffer motivated his lineup calls saying the player needed to work on his conditioning after an injury.

Our Take on Arthur, Juventus, and Fiorentina

His minutes plunging and the previous statements by his agent were already a big hint. Still, he proved he could hang in Serie A and has been a lot healthier than in the past. There’s a non-zero chance he stays put in Turin if they change their coach and need to overhaul their midfield. It might be the case given Adrien Rabiot and Weston McKennie’s short-term contracts. They won’t have the funds to replace everybody with high-caliber players.

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