Sitien: Arthur’s departure to Juventus influenced his level in the last Barcelona match

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Barcelona coach Quiqi Sitien admitted that the talk about the departure of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo to Juventus, perhaps affected his level during the Catalan team’s victory over its Athletic Bilbao with a difficulty of 1-0, on Tuesday 23 June in the Spanish Football League.

“Perhaps this has affected him, but I am happy with his work. He is an important player for us, and we are trying to extract the best from him. We need all the players,” Cittin said after the match, which was eliminated by the 23-year-old second Brazilian, who played the second game.

And the “Sky Sports” network revealed on Tuesday that Juventus agreed with Barcelona to bring Artur for 80 million euros.

The Italian “La Repubblica” also indicated that the deal would pave the way for the Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, to come to Barcelona.

“In such situations, we are trying to isolate ourselves (from speculation), and these are things we cannot control. We will talk to him to keep him focused. I know that” he added. The situation is complicated, but we must overcome it. ”

Arthur joined Barcelona in 2018 from Gremio for 31 million euros in addition to nine million as possible rewards and is linked with Barcelona by a contract until the summer of 2024 and a penal clause of 400 million euros.