Dani Alves has reportedly helped convince Arthur Melo to leave Barcelona for Juventus, following the initial cold shoulder of the midfielder.
The business deal between Arthur and Miralem Pjanic ultimately went through last week but it ascertained it difficult to secure the permission of the Brazilian as he struggled to remain at Camp Nou.
Alves was one of the keys to the move happening. Thanks to ‘a series of phone calls,’ where the right-back explained that in Turin he would have ‘a greater role to play’, claims ESPN.
In 2016-17, the ex-Barcelona man reached the final of the Champions League, winning a double domestic with the Bianconeri.
Alex Sandro and Douglas Costa were evenly significant in influencing their countryman to accept the bid from the Old Lady, added the website.
Once switching teams, Arthur and Pjanic will see Barca and Juve out of the season.