Fiorentina are closing in on their second addition of the summer, as they are in advanced talks to onboard Arthur from Juventus. Vincenzo Italiano has signed off on the move, and the player is open to the destination, Quotidiano Sportivo informs.
The Bianconeri would prefer an outright sale but are well aware it’s nearly impossible to find a buyer. The midfielder spent almost the entire past year, when he was at Liverpool, on the shelf because of ankle and thigh injuries.
Fiorentina would bring in Arthur on an initial loan, and Juventus would contribute to paying at least half of his €5.5M wages. The Viola will shell €2/3M as an initial fee and will have a €20M option to buy, Tuttomercatoweb informs.
The Brazilian has agreed to take a step back considering he has starred for Barcelona, Juventus, and Liverpool since moving across the bond. He was signed by the Bianconeri in a swap with Miralem Pjanic carrying a massive valuation. That’s reason why they have been unable to offload him so far.
Our Take on Fiorentina and Arthur
It’s a decent landing spot, but only if he stays healthy, which is a big question mark. The Gigliati are surely operating as if they will play in Europe next season.
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