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Have to take action’: Agent explains why £35m ace is leaving Liverpool



‘Have to take action’: Agent explains why £35m ace is leaving Liverpool

Arthur Melo is facing an uncertain future beyond this season with Liverpool opting against keeping him in the Premier League and parent club Juventus looking to ship him out.

That is according to Federico Pastorello; the experienced agent facing one of his toughest challenges as he looks to find a new home for a Brazil international who played only 13 minutes of football during arguably the most ill-fated loan spell in the recent history.

Arthur Melo did not even make a single appearance in the Premier League under Jurgen Klopp. As you might have guessed, Liverpool will not be triggering the £37 million option-to-buy clause in the playmaker’s deal.

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“As my contract with Liverpool comes to an end, I would like to thank everyone for all their support over the last season,” a frustrated Arthur wrote on social media this week.

“I want you to know that I will have an eternal gratitude to the club. The fans are undoubtedly one of the most incredible around the world. The emotion of a game at Anfield is really impressive.

“Finally, I would like to thank the entire community of Liverpool and the region for welcoming my family over the last few months. I will always have beautiful memories of the days I lived here. Good luck for the future!”

Where next for Arthur Melo after Liverpool spell?

Arthur will be hoping he too is in line for a bout of ‘good luck’. Fortune certainly hasn’t been on his side of late; a seemingly never-ending spate of fitness issues restricting him to fewer than 30 league starts since the 2019/20 campaign at Barcelona.

The chances of a Juve revival look slim too; Pastorello confirming that his client is ‘not part’ of Massimiliano Allegri’s plans at the Allianz Stadium.

“Yes, of course (he will return to Juventus following his Anfield stint). Liverpool also said so. (But) we will probably have to find another solution because Arthur is not part of Allegri’s plans for technical and tactical reasons,” Pastorello explains to Tuttomercatoweb.

“We will have to take action to find a solution. The injury (at Liverpool) kept him out for four months, and didn’t give him much space (to impress).”

Arthur is one of a number of senior midfielders leaving Liverpool this summer; Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all departing on free transfers.

Progress is being made regarding a deal for Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister but Klopp and co are running into obstacles regarding a number of their other targets, with Jude Bellingham too expensive and Mason Mount agreeing terms at Manchester United.

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Fabrizio Romano has provided a promising update on Liverpool’s pursuit of this top priority summer target.

By now, it’s common knowledge that Liverpool are in pole position to sign Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton and Hove Albion this summer. The Reds have been front-runners for a while now but it all seems to be finally coming together following the latest update.

Fabrizio Romano has reported that Jurgen Klopp and his team are planning to finalise a deal for the 24-year-old next week, which will be a statement signing that will surely set the tone for the rest of Liverpool’s transfer window. The Reds boss is eager to pack out his midfield after struggling in that area during the 2022/23 season.

Mason Mount. Picture: INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

They have already bid farewell to James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keïta and the future of Fabio Carvalho at Anfield also remains uncertain. This has left a lot of room for Klopp to bring in exciting new playmakers who will help Liverpool challenge at the top again.

Romano has also said that Mac Allister is expected to cost Liverpool ‘way less’ than the initial £65-70 million quoted price tag. This will be a very welcome update for the Merseyside outfit as it will leave funds left over to pursue more midfield targets and potentially new defensive options as well.

If, or even when, the deal for Mac Allister comes to fruition, Liverpool will be able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing they have snubbed Manchester United of one of their summer targets. As it stands, Erik ten Hag is set to beat Klopp to signing Mason Mount from Chelsea, who was another priority of the Reds.

The latest reports surrounding Mount’s future claim that the England international has agreed personal terms with United and is likely to be heading to Old Trafford ahead of the new season. This is despite the long-standing interest from Liverpool, who have been keeping tabs on his current situati


on with Chelsea.


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