THE 'ARTHUR CASE' GETS COMPLICATED
Bartomeu explains why Barça transferred Arthur and sends him a harsh message
Published:1/08/2020 - 21:20h
Updated:2/08/2020 - 00:36h
The 'Arthur case' is getting complicated at Barça, and this weekend it has heated up after an interview with Josep Maria Bartomeu. The president has explained why the club decided to transfer the youngster and has sent him a harsh message for his rebellion
The market of signings of the FC Barcelona will be marked by several unexpected farewells, and one of them is the one of Arthur. After several months negotiating, confirmed that the ex of the Guild of Carry Cheerful will reinforce to the Juventus after the payment of 72 million euros more other 10 in variables, and that the contrary way will visit it Miralem Pjanic, by which will credit to the Italians 60 'kilos' and other five subjects to aims.
Since it did official the barter have produced several episodes of tension with the Brazilian, and the split burst this week. The footballer decided to take the justice by his hand and as it was not explaining for Quique Setién, opted by not returning of Brazil after the free days that the technician conceded to the staff. This caused the opening of a disciplinary file and precipitated a meeting with his lawyers.
In the advance of an interview conceded to the newspaper 'Sport', Josep Maria Bartomeu has explained reason the club decided traspasar to the of Goiania, and the history has changed a lot. In spite of the rumours that aimed to the pressures culés to close the barter with the 'vecchia signora', the president has given details of the agreement and has ensured that it did not go like this: "we Speak of a player that can not renew by the Barça by the figure that wants, has a better offer and explains it, the Barça can not equalise this offer, decides to go and then the operation sets up".
"Arthur can not renew by the figure that wants, comes with a better offer, decides to go and the Barça puts the operation under way"
The Catalan has showed especially last with the midfield player by his fault of commitment, an attitude that considers intolerable with all what there is at stake in the month of August, in which it will touch to measure to the Napoli in eighth of final of the Champions League: "What has done Arthur is a lack of respect for his mates, because the team has win to do it well in the Champions. And also for the club. It is not logical that playing you a so important title, a player decide to erase. It is injustificable and totally incomprehensible".
"We arrive to the agreement that until it did not finish the Champions, would follow playing in the Barça, so much in League as in Champions. It is a player that has one some importance in the team and that could help us. But it did not appear of the return of the minivacaciones. It is an act of unacceptable indiscipline. And therefore we have opened him a file, because there is not any argument that justify his absence. It called and it said, 'I do not go to go back, remain me in Brazil'. It is his decision. Anybody has given him permission", has sentenced the leader.
Bartomeu defends to Setién and the continuity of Ansu Fati
After giving his version of the 'case Arthur', Bartomeu has answered other hot questions, and has spoken of Quique Setién and Ansu Fati. The maximum mandator of the Barça has recalcado that the directive does not doubt of the trainer, and that has not contacted with anybody to relieve him the next season. Besides, it has ensured that in spite of the offers that already have arrived by the canterano, the priority is to sign an agreement of renewal.