Arthur Melo to be axed by Liverpool. Juventus consider him hard to sell.

Arthur Melo

Liverpool has cleared their stance on Arthur Melo as they look forward towards to build their midfield this summer.

The Brazil international is on loan to Anfield from Juventus at the tail end of last summer’s transfer window

A one-year deal but has been consigned to a watching brief for almost all of his time on Merseyside.

His only senior appearance came in a 13-minute cameo towards the end of the 4-1 defeat at Napoli just after he joined the Reds ,

With surgery on a thigh problem sidelining him for the majority of the season.

Liverpool have the option of signing Arthur outright once his loan deal concludes,

but his agent has suggested the player won’t be in Jurgen Klopp’s squad next term.

Arthur Melo came to Liverpool with a rich CV, having played for both Barcelona and Juventus,

but he also had an unfortunate reputation for being injury-prone,

All too frequently picking up a series of niggles during his time in Spain and Italy.

At the time of his arrival at Anfield, he seemed like an ideal addition to our midfield,

A player at a prime age who boasted 22 caps for Brazil and had played in each of the previous four Champions League seasons.

However, like Pastorello has said, luck simply hasn’t been on the 26-year-old’s side.

And barely seen him in action at all,

The Reds can’t realistically commit to paying the €37.5m (£33m) purchase option for a player with his unenviable injury record.

Whether he’ll add to his 13-minute tally between now and the season’s end is to be seen.

but this’ll almost certainly go down as a move which simply hasn’t worked out as intended for either club or player.

Whilst the task isn’t impossible,

Juventus might have to accept that they won’t find any bidders willing to match their £27m asking price,

With a loan more likely for the South American talent as Liverpool will be looking to forget that Arthur was even at the club for the season.

As featured on WalkOn.com

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