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Liverpool have an option to buy Arthur Melo despite Loan deal



Liverpool have an option to buy Arthur Melo despite Loan deal

Despite reports of the signing of Arthur Melo by Liverpool being a stringent loan move, reports from transfer sources like Fabrizio Romano and James Pearce of The Athletic have revealed there is an option to buy.

The reports also reveal the Reds purchased the player on a loan deal worth the fee of £3.5m from Juventus for the duration of the 2022/23 season.

It also suggests there is an option for Liverpool to make the move permanent if they choose to for a fee worth £32m after the loan period is over at the club.

The Brazil midfielder completed the formalities of his medical at the AXA Centre in Kirkby as he linked up with his new club after flying from Turin on Thursday to become Liverpool’s fourth signing of the season.

Liverpool have an option to buy Arthur Melo despite Loan deal

Arthur Melo joins the likes of Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho to become the fourth signing of the summer and shortly before the window shut down.

He is also the fourth Brazilian playing for Liverpool currently after Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho Tavares have settled at the club.

On joining the Reds, Arthur Melo explained that it was Liverpool’s stature within the football world that prompted the move, equally making the move an easy decision for him.

The Brazilian is said to have agreed to a move with just seconds of a phone call from the club ahead of the deadline.

Arthur’s arrival eases the pressure on an injury-hit midfield department as Jurgen Klopp is set to go to war against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Liverpool are currently without the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Naby Keita, though it would be a relief for Liverpool with Curtis Jones returning after a calf injury halted his season.