Brazilian midfielder Arthur is happy that his transfer to be Barcelona was all smooth.
Gremio president Romildo Bolzan Jr had insisted the 21-year old talent was not leaving Brazil before January but this has changed after the club allowed the transfer to be brought forward.
“Gremio and Barcelona are closing the sale of Arthur, missing small details that will be ready tomorrow. Arthur will travel to Barcelona this weekend. Gremio’s executive director Andre Zanotta.
“He’s here to say goodbye to Gremio.”
Transparent, dream move
Arthur is looking forward to wearing the Barca jersey which had been his dream since.
“My exit has been transparent, I’m very happy with how it went, my departure has been good for all parties. Barcelona asked to advance my transfer to this summer, I did not participate in the negotiations, nor did I participate directly in my transfer – it is a matter between the two clubs. My trip to Barcelona will probably be this weekend. I’m very happy to wear the shirt of the club where I dreamed of playing, it’s the biggest in the world.” Arthur said.
The midfielder described Gremio as a place where he likes most and will eternally be grateful for the club.
“I wanted to do this last press conference, for the love I have with the Gremio fans. It has been seven years of hard work and the Arena Gremio is one of the places where I like to be most. I will be eternally grateful to everyone here. This is a see you later and not a goodbye, I hope to come back one day. [Gremio] will continue to have a great team without me.” he added.