Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Arthur Melo as Juventus plan a significant clearout, with the Brazilian among the unwanted players.
According to Fichajes, Arthur Melo could leave Juventus in the summer and is attracting interest from several clubs, with Newcastle United keen on signing the midfielder. The Bianconeri are planning a significant clearout next summer after their Champions League elimination and the Brazilian is one of the notable names likely to depart.
Newcastle United are preparing for a huge transfer window after the season ends, with several key positions about to be reinforced. Eddie Howe wants the club to support his ideas after successfully guiding the club away from the relegation zone.
The Magpies spent a significant sum in January, and those signings have helped the club immensely in the following weeks. Surviving the drop is not Newcastle’s ambitions in the short or long-term, as the new owners want a significant step up to break into the top-six.
For that to happen, Newcastle will have to embark on a spending spree, with the board ready to sanction funds in the summer transfer window. Howe is keen on adding quality options across the pitch, with central midfield one of the key areas of focus. And, Arthur Melo, who could leave Juventus at the end of the season, has emerged as a potential target for that position.
The Bianconeri are planning an overhaul in the summer, with the club particularly keen to refresh their midfield options. Some current stars such as Adrien Rabiot and Arthur could follow Rodrigo Bentancur, who left for Spurs, with reinforcements already being eyed to fill the void.
Arthur was close to joining Arsenal in the January transfer window, only for Juventus to block the move, hoping the midfielder would improve. However, they now seem open to sanctioning an exit for the former Barcelona midfielder who has failed to hit the heights expected of him since arriving in Turin.
Newcastle could look to bring the Brazilian to St. James’ Park and unite him with compatriot Bruno Guimaraes to form a quality midfield unit alongside Jonjo Shelvey.
Juventus are keen to raise significant funds from his sale, while transfer fees will not be an issue for the Magpies. As things stand, a move away from Turin could be the best outcome for Arthur, as well as Juventus, with a move to the Premier League likely to materialise.