It has been confirmed that Barcelona will not allow midfielder Arthur to leave the club in the summer transfer window. The Catalan giants consider him a key part of their future plans. They are said to be keen on retaining his services and will fend off interests coming from any other European giants.
The champions of Spain are looking to strengthen their squad at the end of the current campaign. Barca had already won the league title last term and were hoping to win the Champions League soon. However, with the current season going for a toss, that seems highly unlikely.
The likes of Ligue 1 champs Paris Saint-Germain and Serie A giants Inter Milan are keen on adding him. Various other outlets have also shown interest in the 23-year-old Brazilian. With that being said, the club from Spain will try to rebuff any interest.
What Arthur Brings To The Table
The talented start joined the Catalan giants back in 2018. Since then, he has gone on to make 67 appearances for them, while chipping in with four goals and six assists. He has been a reliable player when the manager generally needs him but has seen his ups and downs at the club.
With that being said, a lot of top clubs have been monitoring his growth. They will now be looking to take him away from the Nou Camp. However, knowing this, Barca have made it clear that they do not wish to sell. They consider Author a key part of their long-term plans and he will be staying.
Despite that, these clubs will still try their luck and want to make offers to sign him. Clubs like PSG and Inter have big ambitions and wish to win the Champions League in the upcoming seasons. With that being said, they will target this high-quality star.
With the kind of technical quality, passing and ability that he has, he has caught the attention of one and all. He has the ability to help dictate the tempo of the game. Further, his possession play in a game is also quite good.
A Future Asset?
Keeping that in mind, the Brazilian international is arguably an ideal fit for the current champs of Spain. With the likes of Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal already heading towards the twilight of their career, Arthur will surely be getting a prominent role soon.
He will be expected to feature alongside Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona more consistently and the duo will be long-term stars. To add to that, the Mundo Deportivo reports that the player is transferable. He is such a key player that the hierarchy does not wish to let him go.
It may not seem to be the case based on his previous seasons, though things will change soon. Even prior to the games stopping due to the outbreak, he had made three consecutive starts under Quique Setien in La Liga.
This means that he is liked by the new Barcelona manager who sees him as a future asset. Due to this, the club will not let go of him. So, he will surely be a permanent fixture in the starting XI, when the season gets back underway.