Barcelona are considering bringing Arthur Melo back to the club from Juventus on loan according to Diario Sport. The Brazilian left Barcelona for Serie A in the summer of 2020 in a bizarre transfer that saw Miralem Pjanic go the other way. Xavi Hernandez likes him.
Arthur is willing to leave Juventus because since Massimiliano Allegri has been appointed there’s been a stylistic shift toward a more physical brand of football, something that doesn’t really suit the more diminutive, creative Arthur. Roma came in for him recently but he rebuffed their advances – Barcelona could be an option if Frenkie de Jong leaves.
Arthur, a Brazilian international with 22 caps to his name, broke into Gremio’s first team in 2015 and spent three years with his hometown club – winning the Copa Libertadores in 2017 – before securing a move to Europe with Barcelona. He then spent two years at Camp Nou before eventually departing for Italy.