Arthur refuses to play for Barcelona anymore, leaves for Brazil
Barcelona midfielder Arthur has told the club’s management and coach that he no longer wants to play for the Catalan club. And has refused to return to Spain from Brazil.
Arthur will join Juventus at the end of this season. After an agreement was reached for his exchange with Miralem Pjanic last month. However, his contract at Camp Nou is valid until the end of this edition of the Champions League. Which resumes in August.
Coach Quique Setien gave his players some rest after the end of the season in La Liga. Which Barcelona closed in second place. And the 23-year-old took the opportunity to return home.
He was expected to return to Barcelona this week and immediately take a test, in order to start preparations for the return match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League against Napoli, on August 8.
However, Goal reports that he has informed the club that he will not be returning.
Barcelona have warned Arthur that he is violating the contract between them and will face punishment for such an action, however he does not intend to return, no matter how much the club may fine him.
Arthur was transferred to Camp Nou from Gremio for 40 million euros in 2018. He has made a total of 72 appearances in all competitions, 28 of which came during this season.