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Ernesto Valverde Admits He Doesn’t ‘Know Much About’ Reported Barcelona Target Arthur

​Ernesto Valverde has spoken out about rumours that Barcelona might be set to prise Arthur Henrique away from Gremio in January.

La Blaugrana’s supervisor was quoted by ​AS as he revealed that he had no remark to make on the hyperlinks, as he’s unaware of any potential curiosity and would not know a lot about the Brazilian starlet.

Arthur has been touted as a future Barcelona participant after impressing for Gremio in his homeland, however Valverde refused to be drawn on the hypothesis that has tipped the Catalan giants to maneuver for the 21-year-old.

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He mentioned: “I do know there was loads of hypothesis, however I’ve heard it from afar. The reality is that I have no idea a lot in regards to the participant, so I cannot remark an excessive amount of.”

Arthur was pictured sporting a Barcelona dwelling shirt with Andre Cury – the person who was accountable for serving to the present La Liga leaders snap Neymar up from Santos again in the summertime of 2011.

Cury is regarded as near Arthur and his ties with Barcelona have led to loads of gossip columns alleging that a change from South America to Europe for Arthur should be on the playing cards.

Rumours popping out of Brazil had steered that a €35m had been made for Arthur just lately, whereas hypothesis has steered that he might be accessible for €50m to a launch clause charge in his contract.

Arthur solely made his senior debut for Gremio on 11th December 2016 as he got here off the bench within the Brazilian Serie A conflict in opposition to Botafogo. The centre midfielder has since gone on to amass 40 appearances previously 12 months for his membership, and netted his maiden senior purpose within the Three-1 away win over EC Vitoria in July.

His type for Gremio has made him a surefire decide for supervisor Renato Portaluppi in latest instances, though Arthur has not been a part of the 18-man match day squad for every of the final three league video games.

Arthur has been referred to as as much as the senior Brazilian nationwide aspect within the final two worldwide breaks, however has not made his senior bow for his nation at that degree but.

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