New Iniesta in the house for the Blaugrana’s?
FC Barcelona and Gremio had finally reached an agreement as FC Barcelona have finally signed Gremio’s midfielder Arthur for €30millions and plus €9m as bonus fee. FC Barcelona has been chasing the Brazilian for a long time since his string of good performances for Gremio in Copa Libertadores which helped them reached the final. Arthur helped them clinch the prestigious title as they won 3-1 on aggregate.
Since then, FC Barcelona has been making contact with the Brazilian to get his signature. Arthur was also sighted wearing Catalans outfit alongside director Robert Fernandez. Earlier Gremio and FC Barcelona decided on mutual consent that the Brazilian playmaker would join the Spanish side in January 2019 but now they have come to an agreement where Arthur will be the squad-man of Ernesto Valverde’s side this summer.
Arthur is seen as the new Iniesta for the Catalans from his style of game. As per reports, Iniesta would be moving to Chinese side by this summer and this move might cement the place of the Brazilian in Ernesto Valverde’s starting lineup.