London – Liverpool have signed Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Juventus on Thursday, one hour before the transfer deadline, on a one-season loan, the Premier League club announced.

British media have reported that Liverpool have no option to sign the 26-year-old, who has made 63 appearances for Juve since joining the Italian club from Barcelona in 2020.

“We talked a lot and our ideas and visions were a perfect match, so I’m sure it was the right choice.

“Liverpool have a great history of football.

“I was with the opposition, but now I’m on the right side, so I’m really excited. It’s a huge club with a great manager, great players… It’s a dream to be here.”

Able to play a variety of roles in central midfield and once hailed as the successor to Xavi Hernández, Arthur was offered a €72 million (€72m) loan from Barcelona when he needed to meet his revenue targets from player sales. 100 million SGD).

He arrived at Liverpool from an injury crisis, with midfielders Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all missing.

Sixth-placed Liverpool, with eight points from five games, will face Merseyside rivals Everton on Saturday. – Reuters

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