Barcelona and Juventus confirm Arthur, Pjanic swap deals

Giorgio Chiellini centre and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will remain at Juventus for another season

Speaking at a news conference on Monday, prior to the confirmation of the deal, Juve coach Maurizio Sarri said he had no doubts Pjanic would give his all to the cause before heading to Barca.

Juventus said it paid a EUR72 million transfer fee for Arthur that could rise to EUR82 million with bonuses.

The swap deal of Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo between Juventus and Barcelona has been completed, the two clubs have confirmed. The Brazilian midfielder has played 72 games for Barcelona until now.

Buffon and Chiellini, meanwhile, will remain with the Serie A leaders, who are chasing a ninth consecutive Scudetto this season, until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

While Pjanic will cost around 10 million euros less than the amount Juventus pay for Arthur, the Italians might feel they have the better deal given the Brazilian is seven years younger.

In the meantime, the 23-year-old vowed to "give everything" to his current club for the rest of the season.


"We expect the greatest commitment from him until the last day he is here", Setien said.

"The player will remain at FC Barcelona until the end of official competition in the 2019-20 season".

'He will dedicate himself fully to achieving the objectives.

Cucurella left Barcelona in a bid to get first-team football and joined Eibar in 2018, while he has spent his second full season in the Spanish top flight at José Bordalás' Getafe.

Both Barcelona and Juventus are looking to end their respective seasons with a league title.

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