When the Arthur/Pjanic swap deal came to be between Juve and Barcelona, at the time Bianconeri fans thought it was too good to be true and that there was some sort of catch here, why would Barca trade a skilled young Brazilian who still had upside, for an aging midfielder who had been showing signs of decline for the last couple of years.
At the time it was explained that Barca were going through some finical difficulties and needed to make the deal to show a capital gain on the books, a term now known by supporters of Juventus as the club has come under investigation for this Arthur/Pjanic deal, as Juve themselves were cooking the books in order to show capital gains and keep the share holders happy.
Now a couple years after the deal, it seams thats all this deal was about, correcting errors made by years of horrible financial decisions and a pandemic that could not have come at a worse time because certainly it wasn’t made to improve Juve’s play on the pitch. An argument could be made that Juve were better off with Pjanic but it doesn’t matter what I think, it only matters what the manager Max Allegri thinks, and it seems what he thinks isn’t good for the future of Arthur in Turin as reports indicated early in the week that Mister Allegri has made a technical discussion and those plans do not include the 25 year old Brazilian.
So the player has become expendable, and with him only seeing limited playing time, there’s no doubt he has become frustrated and has instructed his agent to seek out new opportunities, and buy doing so, a Club an agreement has emerge for the player, as all week reports have been suggesting that Arthur and Arsenal have come to an agreement that would see him go to the Gunners on loan, and the only thing stopping it from going through is the Bianconeri’s approval. With Juventus willing to let him go, the only thing stopping it from happening is finding a replacement before the Market closes at the end of the month.
If Juventus can sign and make deals for any one of these four players, then Arthur would get his wish, and Juventus would have an exciting new mid fielder to go along with teams new philosophy of signing youth. Tchouameni and Zakaria have been on the teams wish list for some time, but face competition from some of the biggest Clubs in Europe. The latest name to emerge was that of the Lyon player Bruno Guimaraes, the only problem with that deal is his Club are asking €50M, which might be a little too much for now, as the Arthur deal for the time being is only a loan. Finally the club has made enquires about PSG’s Leandro Paredes, who’s a bit older and would only be in Turin for a short period of time, and with it being reported that Paredes would be okay with a move to Juventus, the only thing stoping this deal from going down is PSG’s willingness to let him leave for the time being on loan.