Juventus and Barcelona complete Pjanic-Arthur swap deal

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

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

Barcelona has reportedly reached an agreement with Juventus that will allow the Catalans to sign midfielder Miralem Pjanić for an initial 60 million euros (GBP 54.8 m), with potentially an additional five million euros (GBP 4.6 m) in the form of bonuses.

The 30-year-old Bosnian will move to the Camp Nou on a four-year deal after the ongoing season is completed.

Juventus said it earned EUR41.8 million in the deal through "net of solidarity contribution and auxiliary expenses". The purchase value may increase of maximum 10 million euros on achieving given conditions during the course of the contract.

Arthur joined Barcelona from Brazilian club Grêmio in 2018, profitable the league title and Tremendous Cup in his debut period.

Barcelona have been hit hard by the three-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic and they needed to bring in around 70 million euros to satisfy their budget for the current season.

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By selling Arthur, the board can register the profits from the transfer immediately before spreading the payments for Pjanic over the length of the 30-year-old's contract.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina global joined Juventus from Roma in 2016, helping the Bianconeri win the Italian Serie A title three times. The Italian club will pay pound 72 million, plus pound 10 million in variables, ' the club confirmed in a statement published on Monday.

"A definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Arthur Henrique Ramos De Oliveira Melo for a consideration of 72 million euros payable in four financial years".

Reacting to the development, Barcelona head coach Setien, who included the player in the squad to face Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, said: 'I have no doubt about his greatest commitment until the last day he is here.

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