Gremio warned Barca: Arthur’s price is 50 million and no euro less
Gremio’s vice president, Odorico Roman, has shed light on the club’s position on the possible transfer of midfielder Arthur to Barcelona. 21-year-old talent attracted the interest of the Catalans with his strong appearances during the season, but his contract includes a 50m-euro redemption clause, and Copa Libertadores’s winner does not intend to give up on that.
“We recently renewed Arthur’s contract for another three years, and if Barcelona offered 25-30 million, a transfer would not have been possible.” The redemption clause in the contract was 50 million and we would not agree with a lower bid “, was categorical Roman. He added that the press has learned about the interest in Arthur and other Europeans – Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid.
A few weeks ago when he realized Barca’s attempts to attract the youngster, Gremio responded very harshly, and even accused the Catalans of joining in unregulated contacts with their footballer. The player himself admitted he met with representatives of Barcelona, but he did not sign anything. In Brazil, however, Gremio will release Arthur for 30 million. According to GloboEsporte, the club of Porto Alegre owns only 60% of the midfielder’s rights.
The offensive midfielder received a great deal of recognition as one of the three nominees for the best South American footballer for 2017. He will challenge his teammate Luan and Peruvian Jose Paolo Guerrero from Flamengo.