Done Deal: Liverpool complete signing of Arthur Melo on loan
Liverpool FC confirm the signing of Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus for the remainder of the 2022-23 season, subject to international clearance.
The 26-year-old was acquired by the Reds on the final day of the transfer window. The transfer was completed at the AXA Training Centre on Thursday.
After joining Juve in September 2020 after leaving FC Barcelona, Arthur spent the previous two seasons there, making 63 appearances and scoring one goal.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m really, really happy to be here wearing this great shirt with this famous badge that represents so much in world football, it’s a dream.
“We talked a lot, and our ideas and visions were a good fit so I’m sure it was the right choice. I’m really happy and highly motivated to continue living my dream on the pitch and giving my all in a Liverpool shirt.”
In his home Brazil, Arthur signed on with Gremio to start his senior professional career. Before winning a move to Barcelona in 2018, he made 50 appearances over the course of four seasons with the Porto Alegre club.
He won the Spanish Super Cup and La Liga in his two years at Camp Nou, appearing for the team on 72 occasions across all competitions, and scored six goals.
He also had his first playing experience at Anfield when, in May 2019, he entered the game as a 75th-minute replacement during Liverpool’s historic comeback in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal.
Arthur, who has 22 total caps for Brazil and shared the 2019 Copa America trophy with Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino, first travelled to Italy before completing his transfer to Liverpool today.
He added: “Liverpool have a wonderful history in football. I’ve played against Liverpool, I know what it feels like to be in the stadium with the fans behind them.
“I was with the opposition and now I’m on the right side so I’m really excited. It’s a massive club with a great manager, great players. As I said before, it’s a dream to be here.”