Gremio: Arthur will cost Barca €50m
Posted: 18 December 2017 Time: 13:15
Brazilian club Gremio have told Barcelona they will have to pay the full €50m release clause if they hope to sign midfielder Arthur.
The Catalan giants have been tipped with an interest in the 21-year-old and a photo even emerged of Arthur wearing a Barcelona shirt alongside the Spanish club’s South American representative Andre Cury.
Barca could find themselves in hot water with FIFA over the images and Gremio have acted quickly to underline the playmaker’s price tag.
“Arthur is under contract with Gremio and his release clause is €50m,' Gremio president Romildo Bolzan told RAC1.
“If a club pays that then we are unable to stop him going but as things stand there is no talks about that and there are no ongoing negotiations.
“We were told that Arthur was going to eat with some Barcelona representatives and we gave this the green light as we believed it was just to meet family and nothing more.
“We are not comfortable at all with this situation.”