Barcelona have confirmed that they have agreed a purchase option for Gremio midfielder Arthur, which will allow them to sign the player for an up-front fee of €30 million in the future.

The 21-year-old midfielder has represented Brazil at U17 and U20 level.

The La Liga giants confirmed the news in a statement posted on their website.

Part of the statement reads: “Barcelona and Gremio have come to an agreement to exercise a purchase option on Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, which Barcelona will complete in July 2018.”

Meanwhile, Arthur will continue playing at Gremio while also keeping one eye on Tite’s Brazil team.

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