Arthur Melo in a training with the Juventus


Arthur Melo gets 'wet' about the future of Xavi Hernández and Vitor Roque at Barça

Published:10/07/2023 - 22:44h

Updated:10/07/2023 - 22:44h

Arthur Melo has visited Barcelona in the middle of his holidays, before joining the preseason with Juventus. In an interview with 'SPORT', the Brazilian recalled his stage at FC Barcelona and analyzed the club's present

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Five years after his signing by the FC Barcelona, Arthur Melo follows visiting the City Condal with assiduity. In his last go through Catalonia, the today player of the Juventus conversed with the newspaper 'SPORT' on his go through the Barça and the actuality of the group directed by Xavi Hernández. For the one of Goiania, the club has sufficient tools to go back to triumph in Europe of the hand of the technician egarense.

"Xavi loves me like trainer, is being an incredible work. It has recovered the image of the Barcelona, knows what likes him to the culés. The beautiful game, the possession, aggressiveness. It admired him like player and admire him like trainer. I did not have the opportunity to play with him, but like trainer would love me", commented the mediocentro of 26 years. Arthur was yielded the past season in the Liverpool and is likely that go back to test luck in another team this summer.

Arthur trusts the success of the era Xavi and regretted "to have not had more time" in the Barça

In this sense, the Brazilian ensured that the Barça "is in good hands. I see very structured to the team. Xavi has showed that have hit with him, the Barça goes back to give the face. It finish to win LaLiga and has players very good, a mix of young players with others with more experience, the perfect mix", argued the player 'bianconero'. Besides, it remembered his go through the group culé, to the cual arrived with alone 21 years after shining in the Guild.

"Had to go me when it went for my third season, or was, when it already was more habituado. It felt me each better day with the style of game, more comfortable, without so much pressure, more mature, with more experience. Had that like my season to give a jump in my career. But in the football already knows , changed me the plans and left me to the Juventus. Yes, I think that, sure, the third season could be the one who marked a jump", expressed Arthur. The mediocentro was traspasado to the Juve in 2020 in a barter by Miralem Pjanic that resulted a fiasco for both teams.

The signing of Vitor Roque and his plans for the future

On the other hand, Melo referred to the signing of his compatriot Vitor Roque, last Barcelona reinforcement whose signing is slope only of the official announcement. "It is very young, but very good. There is a lot of pressure and perhaps with this age does not absorb so well. But it is a big player, has showed it. Therefore it is in a big team in Brazil and finish of fichar by another big team. It likes me a lot of how plays, has a lot of personality and smells the goal", said on the '9'.

Arthur will add to the pre-season juventina in the next days. The Brazilian has surpassed his physical problems and trusts to recover the continuity in the 2023/24, well was in Italy or another league. In England, the Wolverhampton has showed interest in ficharle to request of the technician Julen Lopetegui. The mediocentro has agreement until 2025 and his value of market has fallen to 15 million euros, 41 'kilos' less than what contributed when going out of the Barça.

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