BEFORE HIS TRANSFER TO BARÇA
Arthur may have ended up in Lyon on the recommendation of Juninho Pernambucano
Published:23/09/2019 - 07:28h
Updated:23/09/2019 - 07:29h
Arthur Melo was one of the revelations last season at Barça. The newspaper L'Équipe, however, reports that Juninho Pernambucano recommended his signing to Olympique de Lyon before it sounded for Barça
Arthur Melo was one of the big disclosures of LaLiga the past season. The Brazilian shined with own light in the first-half of campaign and turned into an important player in the FC Barcelona. Fichado By little more than 30 million euros to the Guild, the midfield player showed to have a spectacular future by in front.
What probably few people know is that the Brazilian could finish in the Olympique of Lyon if the French had decided to go to by him. The newspaper L'Équipe informs that Juninho Pernambucano, before turning into the sportive director of the club, recommended to the French leaders that launched to by the mediocentro.
The mythical ex midfield player knew very well to his compatriot and was sure that it could be an important footballer in Europe. The Lyon, nevertheless, did not decide to invest so much money in him and decided to expect. It was then when it arrived the Barça and finished carrying to this perla Brazilian call to lead the centre of the field blaugrana beside Frenkie of Jong.
Arthur has finished giving him the reason to Juninho, since only in his first year showed to be qualified to play a lot and well in a so important team like the Barcelona. It is true that it was of more to less and that finish the course happened of acting, but his irruption and quality are out of all doubt.
It has to be the year of his confirmation
This season has to be the one of his confirmation like one of the important midfield players and headlines of the team. It began of acting and did not play at all neither against the Athletic neither against the Betis in League, but marked in front of Osasuna going out from the bench, went one of the best against Valencia going out in the eleven and also was to title in front of the Borussia.
Valverde Decided not having he against the Granada, probably by the accumulation of minutes when playing the 90 in Champions. The Barça threw him in fault in the midfield in his defeat in the New The Cármenes by 2-0. Against the Eibar this week will go back to the initial alignment with almost total security.