At the closing hour of the summer transfer window, Jurgen Klopp signed the Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo for a loan fee of €3.9m. The midfielder arrived from Juventus on loan to the English club till the end of the current season. Moreover, the English club also has the option to sign the Brazilian permanently after his loan period ends for €32.3 million. Liverpool had to accelerate the deal after Jordan Henderson, a midfielder for the English club, got injured playing against Newcastle United.
Arthur Melo Excited About Liverpool
Speaking about the move, Melo said, “I am very happy to be able to wear this shirt with this shield, which represents so much in the world of football. It’s a dream. We have talked a lot about this, and I think it is the right decision. I am happy and motivated to continue living my dream on the pitch and give it my all for Liverpool.”
Arthur Melo, 26, will move to Liverpool after two seasons with Juventus, where he struggled to adjust with the other squad members. The Brazilian midfielder arrived at the Italian club after a brief stint with the Spanish club Barcelona where he failed to meet the expectations.
With the signing of Melo, the English coach surely intends to compensate for the gap left by the departure of Keitá and to overcome the issues caused by recurrent injuries, most recently of the midfielder Jordan Henderson.
Arthur Melo Moves to The Premier League
Arthur Melo will be moving to Liverpool, hoping for more action and the alluring opportunity of playing in the Premier League. The Brazilian midfielder wasn’t getting much playing time at Juventus, so when Liverpool offered an option to move to England, the player agreed instantly.
The midfielder will undoubtedly have new opportunities in Europe, and this time he has the option to showcase his talent in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s New Signing This Season
Besides Arthur Melo, Liverpool had several other notable signings this season. Liverpool took under its Umbrella the Scottish right-back Calvin Ramsay, Portuguese winger Fabio Carvalho, and Uruguayan striker Darwin Núñez.
However, the ‘Red’ team didn’t proceed with any transfer – the only notable transfer was of Sadio Mane, who left the English club for Bayern Munich in Germany, hoping to give a new direction to his career.
Arthur Melo Will Be Looking To Regain His Old Form
Per the reports, Arthur Melo will join Liverpool on loan for one year. The agreement also includes a purchase option if the former Barcelona Player proves his worth and decides to stay with the English club.
And he will be more than willing to reveal his best at Anfield because the summer hasn’t been good for the midfielder. At Juventus, he couldn’t make his mark and was allowed less and less playing time. Before that, the midfielder joined BARCA as a promising recruit but gradually lost his value. He failed to measure up at both Camp Nou and the Juventus Stadium, which left the midfielder without many options.
He came close to signing with Valencia; however, the deal could not materialize because people at Mestalla were unwilling to match the amount for the transfer. A deal with the New Castle United was also on the Horizon, but it too fell to the ground.
After the disappointing seasons and several deals that couldn’t happen, the Brazilian seems to have found a new lease with a deal with one of the biggest European clubs. Even though the midfielder’s two prior associations were a failure, Klopp still trusted the former Barcelona striker and chose him to reinforce the midfield area.
Brazilian Midfielder Disappointing Season
After the loan signing, the Juventus midfielder has already left Turin to undergo medical and subsequently join the premier league giant. At Juventus, the Brazilian has had a disappointing season and consequently left out of Max Allegri’s plan, even though he moved to Turin for a whooping sum of €76m.
Despite the hefty sum, Arthur failed badly at Juventus, consequently failing to retain a regular spot in the playing squad.
He made 44 appearances in two league seasons, but only scored a single goal, clearly depicting that he wasn’t much of a goal-scoring player.
Liverpool Fresh Start For Arthur Melo Mean
With the signing of Arthur Melo, Liverpool undoubtedly intended to strengthen its midfield and expand its options in the department often troubled by recurrent injuries.
“We talked a lot, and our ideas and visions meshed well, so I’m sure it was the right choice,” said Arthur. “Liverpool has a wonderful history. I’ve played against Liverpool; I know what it feels like to be in the stadium with the fans cheering.”
The last two seasons were a complete failure for Arthur Melo. He has arrived at Liverpool and will surely hope to put his pitiful form behind him and make a fresh start in the Premier League.