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Barcelona agree to terms to sign Brazilian Arthur

IANS  |  Barcelona 

Spanish football giants on Sunday agreed to terms to sign Brazilian Arthur Ramos de Melo from Gremio.

"FC and the Brazilian club Gremio de have reached an agreement on a purchase option for the Arthur Ramos de Melo, whereas FC may exercise this right on the player's federative rights during July of 2018," the club said in a statement.

"In the event that the Club finally exercises the option signed, the price of the transfer is set at €30m plus €9m in variable amounts."

The 21-year-old is known for his passing ability. Another of his qualities is his ability to lose his man, a factor that makes him a danger close to the opponents' area.

Arthur started his career in 2008 in the youth teams at the Goiás Esporte Clube before moving on to club Gremio in 2010. He made his way to the first team under

The later became a vital figure in the team that won in 2017 in which he was named man of the match in the second leg of the final against Argentine side Lanus.



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 16:56 IST