Monday June 29 2020
Arthur is fourth biggest Juventus buy

Completing the transfer from Barcelona at a cost of €72m plus up to €10m in bonuses, Arthur Melo becomes one of the all-time four most expensive Juventus signings.

The deal and specific figures were confirmed via a statement from the Blaugrana website this afternoon.

Miralem Pjanic will be heading the other way, but Arthur still earns his place in the history books as the fourth most expensive signing for Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo stands a long way out front with €117m from Real Madrid, followed by Gonzalo Higuain’s €90m release clause activated from Napoli.

Matthijs de Ligt cost €85.5m to purchase from Ajax last summer, putting him on the podium.

Arthur comes in at €72m plus up to €10m in various add-ons and performance-related bonuses.

Completing the top 10 are Gigi Buffon from Parma (€52.88m), Pavel Nedved (€45m), Joao Cancelo (€40.4m), Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi and Paulo Dybala (all €40m).

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