While Arthur Melo has refused to return to train in Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu has finally come out of the silence regarding this case which is shaking Catalonia.
Decidedly, FC Barcelona is subscribed to the controversies. At the start of last week, we learned that Arthur Melo simply refused to return to finish the season with the Catalan club. Many theories have then arisen concerning the rebellion of the one who will defend the tunic of Juventus within a few weeks. Mundo Deportivo explained in particular that the 23-year-old had agreed with the Turin team not to play any more before his arrival, and on the side of the club, the Brazilian is accused of having invented injuries to play as little as possible.
One thing is certain, the former of Gremio risks big and is exposed to a record financial sanction. His attitude went very badly on the Catalan coast. The Blaugrana leaders, very weak at the moment, do not intend to let such actions pass, while the situation in the locker room would be tense, especially because of the relationship between the players and Quique Setién. In an interview with Sport to be released on Sunday, president Josep Maria Bartomeu wanted to reframe his player.
Arthur left for financial reasons according to Bartomeu
“We are talking about a player who cannot extend to Barça because of the salary he asks. He has a better offer, explains it to us, but Barça cannot line up, and he decides to leave and the operation is launched ”, he first launched about the departure of the player, before continuing: “What Arthur did is disrespect his partners, because the team wants to do things well in the Champions League. And also for the club. It doesn’t make sense that with such an important title in the game, a player decides to disappear. It is unjustifiable and totally incomprehensible. “
“We found an agreement. Until the Champions League comes to an end, he would continue to play for Barca, both in La Liga and the Champions League. He is a player who has a certain importance in the team and who could help us. But he did not return when he returned from vacation. It is an act of unacceptable indiscipline. And that’s why we opened a case against him, there is no argument that justifies his absence. He called and said “I’m not coming back, I’m staying in Brazil”. It’s his decision. Nobody gave him permission ”, concluded the boss of FC Barcelona. That is clear…