Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo might face sanctions for failing to turn up at training with Barcelona, who concluded a deal to promote him to Juventus a month in the past.
The Catalan membership Tuesday mentioned the participant is underneath contract till the top of the season and has demanded he return, with the native press claiming he was in his native Brazil.
“The participant has not joined the squad as anticipated and we’re contemplating a plan of action,” a membership assertion mentioned.
Arthur has been bought to Juventus in a deal price 72 million euros ($81 million) with Bosnian playmaker Miralem Pjanic transferring in the other way for the same charge at season’s finish.
The participant had been reluctant to depart the Camp Nou and even launched a press release in April, insisting his “concept was clear” and that he wished to play at Barcelona “for a few years.”
Barca coach Quique Setien mentioned in a press convention on the time of the sale, “We anticipate the best dedication from him till the final day he’s right here.”
Spanish sports activities each day Mundo Deportivo mentioned the participant maintains Setien had informed him he had performed his final recreation with the La Liga membership. Arthur has not featured for Barca for the reason that switch was introduced on June 29.
Barcelona resumed training on Tuesday forward of their Champions League last-16 second leg with Napoli subsequent month.