Liverpool allegedly now want to sign West Ham target Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus on transfer deadline day.
That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Tom White who broke the news that Liverpool want to sign Arthur live on air this morning at 9:36 am.
David Moyes is believed to be interested in bringing the Brazilian midfielder to West Ham this summer according to Marca.
It now seems as though Liverpool are in pole position for the 26-year-old’s signature though…
Liverpool make deadline day Arthur Melo move
Sky Sports reporter Tom White broke the news at 9:38 this morning:
“We’ve got news just in from Italy. It’s being reported from Sky Italy that Liverpool are in talks over a loan deal with Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo. The player is expected to fly to Liverpool later on this morning.”
The 26-year-old is a truly top-class midfielder.
Arthur is a deep-lying play-maker by trade and he possesses stunning technical ability.
The former Barcelona ace’s passing is the best attribute he has. In 20 Serie A appearances last season, Arthur made 34.9 passes on average per game and recorded a completion rate of 89.7% (Who Scored).
He has plenty of experience of playing at the very highest level and is a serial winner with two league titles, a Coppa Italia and a Copa Libertadores to his name.
Football Transfers recently described him as a ‘fantastic’ player.
He earns round €5 million (£4.23 million or £81k-a-week) per year at Juve…NET! So taking into account the 50% tax rate for the highest earners in the UK, West Ham or Liverpool would have to pay Arthur Melo around £160k-a-week in order to match that salary.
If Liverpool have made a concrete deadline day move to sign Arthur, they will surely win the race for his signature. We would have been really disappointed with that, had Moyes failed to bring Lucas Paqueta to the London Stadium.
Arthur is a top player and will undoubtedly do very well indeed at Liverpool.