Lionel Messi has already given his verdict on Arthur Melo as Liverpool secured a loan deal for the Brazilian midfielder.
Lionel Messi has already lauded Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo, who Liverpool are in talks to sign on a temporary basis.
Liverpool’s prospective new acquisition Lionel Messi has already endorsed Arthur Melo.
The Reds are considering a loan deal for the rest of the season with the Juventus midfielder. The ECHO is aware that the Reds are negotiating a contract with the Brazilian international, who, according to some sources, is on his way to Merseyside for a physical.
Liverpool is still looking at alternative strategies to bolster its midfield options before the deadline, even though they are intrigued in a potential trade for Arthur. Another player linked with a move to Anfield on deadline day is Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa.
Arthur completed two years with the La Liga giants at Barcelona before transferring to Juventus in 2020. The Brazilian team Gremio, from where Liverpool acquired Lucas Leiva in 2007, sold the 26-year-old to Barcelona in 2018.
Arthur started working out with Messi shortly after relocating to the Nou Camp four years prior. The Argentine icon gave the midfielder special accolades and even said that his talent had taken him by surprise.
“Those that arrived are excellent “Messi revealed this to Tot Costa via Sport in 2018. “I didn’t know much about Arthur, but he resembles Xavi. He is highly reliable and safe. He has a La Masia aesthetic.
“He rapidly grasped the dynamic of the team by playing short passes without losing the ball.”