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Liverpool: Fabrizio Romano provides details on Arthur Melo deal

Liverpool: Fabrizio Romano provides details on Arthur Melo deal -Liverpool News

Liverpool could pay their €37.5m (£32.3m) purchase option clause for new loan signing Arthur Melo in two years, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Lowdown: Arthur completes Liverpool move

The Brazilian made the move from Juventus to Anfield on transfer deadline day, as Jurgen Klopp went some way to solving the Reds’ current midfield injury problems.

Arthur is an experienced player with 22 caps to his name for Brazil and spells with both Barcelona and Juventus, and the hope is that he will be an immediate success in the middle of the park.

While his move is only temporary for now, there is the option for Liverpool to sign him permanently at the end of the season, should he have done enough to convince Klopp.

The Latest: Romano provides insight

Taking to Twitter, Romano shared some fresh insight into the specifics of the deal, saying that Arthur’s purchase clause could be paid over a two-year period and that there is no obligation to sign the player permanently.

The Italian outlined:

“Liverpool will have €37.5m buy option clause for Arthur in June, not mandatory – LFC have negotiated with Juve the possibility of paying the clause in two years.

“Arthur has already agreed the potential, future contract in case LFC will trigger the clause.”

The Verdict: Shrewd decision

This makes complete sense for Liverpool, almost putting them in a win-win situation with regards to Arthur and his future worth as a Reds player.

If the 26-year-old flops at Anfield, the Merseysiders will simply not trigger the purchase option and look at new targets, but an impressive spell could see him become a long-term figure at the heart of the midfield who will already be familiar with his surroundings by that stage.

Paying the money over two years would also be less of a financial hit immediately, potentially leading to more transfer funds becoming available for other prospective signings next summer.


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