Liverpool loanee Arthur Melo to leave club this summer

Liverpool midfielder Arthur Melo is all set to leave Liverpool in the summer after a disappointing loan spell.

Liverpool loanee midfielder Arthur Melo has announced that he will be leaving Anfield at the conclusion of the current season after failing to make a significant impact since arriving on an emergency loan deal last summer.

Recall the club (Liverpool) decided against signing a midfielder last summer, but in the final stages of the summer acquired the services of Arthur Melo from Juventus on a season-long loan with an option to buy for £32 million.

However, the buy option is unlikely to be exercised, particularly as Arthur has only played 13 minutes of football for the club since his arrival in England.

Melo, who moved to Barcelona in the summer of 2018 from Brazilian club, Gremio was instrumental in the success the Blaugrana earned – under Ernesto Valverde’s reign – in the two seasons he was there, having played in 72 matches and had 10 goal involvements.

The Brazilian international later signed with Juventus in 2020 having lost his place in the squad, with the Old Ladies hoping to rejuvenate their midfield. Although, the 26-year-old failed to live up to the expectations as he featured in only 63 matches.

After two disappointing seasons, he was loaned out to Liverpool where he has only made one appearance so far. Melo is yet to feature in the Premier League for the Merseyside club. But, he hopes manager Jurgen Klopp will give him a few minutes towards the end of the season.

Speaking to Goal, the midfielder hinted that he would prefer to play his football in Spain next season.

“Since I arrived, [Jürgen] Klopp has treated me really well,” Arthur told Goal.

“It is an honor for me to work with Jürgen. He is one of the best coaches in the world, he has always spoken well of me, he is someone incredible and the treatment has always been really good, elegant and special.”

“The fact of being able to train with someone like him always gives you a lot as a player and I’m sure it’s useful for what’s to come because you learn a lot from him.”

“Now that I’m recovered, I would obviously like to be able to play more, but I can understand that the situation now is different from what happened when I arrived, because at that time the team had some needs and now it has others.”

“But I have the peace of mind that when I talk to them and they tell me that no one has any complaints with me, quite the opposite. Also all of Liverpool in general, they have treated me great and I only have good words for them and a very special affection.”

“Next season I see it with good eyes,” Arthur continued.

“It will be decisive in my career and I am working very well. I’m looking forward to showing this new version of Arthur.”

“Hopefully I have an option to say goodbye in Liverpool by playing something, to say goodbye to my teammates, the technical committee and the fans, who have been very good to me.”

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