Tottenham Hotspur have joined Inter Milan in the race to sign Barcelona midfielder Arthur, that is according to a report from Mundo Deportivo.
The Brazilian is contracted to the Nou Camp club until 2024, but it is suggested that both Spurs and the Serie A outfit would significantly improve his wages were he to move to either.
Since joining Barca from Gremio, the £50.4m-valued has played 64 times in all competitions, scoring four goals and providing six assists (Transfermarkt). This season he has been a regular in the team, starting 15 times across La Liga and the Champions League when fully fit – he has endured a few injury issues this term.
He has been impressive when he has played too. Indeed, in the league he wins an average of 4.7 ground duels per game whilst he has also created a total of four big chances and has a passing accuracy of 91% (SofaScore), all of which shows that he is a very well-rounded midfield player.
Taking that, and the fact that he is still only 23-years-old, into account, it would perhaps be a surprise if the Spanish giants chose to sell Arthur in the summer transfer window.
Loads of Spurs fans have reacted to this transfer news, with many suggesting they would like to sign the Brazilian. One even suggested that Jose Mourinho would love to swap Arthur for current Tottenham man Tanguy Ndombele.
Here is what some had to say…
This would be amazing 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Scott Swainbank (@Swainers) April 22, 2020
— Rich Maxted (@RichMaxted) April 22, 2020
What a signing that would be 👌🏻
— James Brown (@brownstone316) April 22, 2020
Arthur in a straight swap for Ndombele.
you just know Jose will go for that.
— HarlowGlobetrotter (@CheeseRoomHG) April 22, 2020
Would love this to be true.
— Andy Perry (@andyperry79) April 22, 2020
— James (@N17_James) April 22, 2020
This would be sick, but this must mean Sissoko or someone is going. We have a lot of a midfields Atm, unless it’s squad depth fair enough.
— Skizzius Maximus💌 (@JK__THFC) April 22, 2020
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