Juventus director Fabio Paratici has been talking about the swap deal involving Miralem Pjanic and Arthur and reckons the 30-year-old only wanted to go to Barcelona.
Paratici also revealed that Juventus had been tracking Arthur for some time and are thrilled to have finally landed the Brazil international.
“Pjanic is a very important player for us, so when the option emerged, we spoke to Miralem and he said he was happy here, so the only club he would’ve left us for was Barcelona,” he said.
“We found this player Arthur, who we had been tracking for a long time, and who is younger than Pjanic.”
Source | Sky Sport Italia
Both players will finish the season with their respective clubs before completing their moves at the end of summer. Pjanic has signed a four-year deal with the Catalan giants and has a buyout clause set at €400m.