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Barcelona interested in signing Gremio Star Arthur Melo

As the transfer window draws near, Europe clubs looks for replacement for their players that might have left the club for another and other clubs signing players for competitions against another.

Now reports from Spanish outlet Marca, Barcelona are one of the clubs signing players to keep competition in the team as they are reported to be closing in on another January signing, who appears to be Gremio outstanding midfielder Arthur Melo.

The midfielder has been previously linked with a move to Barcelona, but now it seems the La Liga giants are serious about the Gremio star and could be bring him in this winter.

Barcelona move for the midfielder could just be late as Gremio president, Romildo Bolzan has said he would only see deal of €50 million for their prolific midfielder. However, the Brazilian club might even have to go higher than that price as Barca could step up their game for the midfielder assuming they are serious about the transfer.

The 21-year-old progress has been watched in two seasons as he has caught Europe top clubs’ eyes. The Youngster has totaled 40 appearances for the Brazilian club and has been called to the Brazilian National Team, but he is yet to record an appearance in the Senior team for Brazil.

Despite that, Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona and other top clubs have not change their mind on the midfielder as he continues to display awesome performances in club level.

Speaking on clubs who sign players for competitions in teams, Barcelona is one as they still have a handful of players in their midfield positions, with the likes of new signing Phillipe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic, Denis Suarez, Andre Gomes, Paulinho and probably their legend Andres Iniesta.

But that seems not be enough for the Catalonians as they make an option of signing the Gremio midfielder and loan him out and maybe call upon Arthur when Iniesta finally retires at the club with the midfielder still just 21-year-old.

Barcelona are still unbeaten in the La Liga as they sit atop the table nine points clear from second sitters Atletico Madrid.

Written for Football Hitz by:

Adebayo Shola Philip