Barcelona confirm Arthur move from Gremio

Gremio had hoped to hold on to Arthur until the end of the year, but the midfielder has completed his long-awaited move to Barcelona.

BREAKING NEWS: Barcelona wrap up €40m Arthur deal

FC Barcelona have announced the €40 million (€31 million with €9 million in variables) signing of Arthur with the Gremio midfielder agreeing an immediate move to Camp Nou on a six-year deal.

The Brazilian will travel to the Catalan capital on Tuesday and is set to be unveiled to the media at a ceremony on Thursday.

The player will join up with the first team squad under the guidance of Ernesto Valverde on Friday. With the deal Barça swap the explosiveness and strength of Paulinho for a player with a focus more on passing and vision. 

Arthur's arrival at Barcelona sees him occupy the third non EU player quota with Yerry Mina and  Coutinho the other two.