The Death Of The Box-To-Box Midfielder.

In English football, some of the most celebrated players in recent history have been the dynamic box-to-box midfielders. Typified by Lampard and Gerrard in...
Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9.

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Sky Sports News has confirmed that Juventus and Barcelona have agreed upon a £72.5m fee for the signing of midfielder Arthur. The Brazilian midfielder has still not agreed his personal terms with Juventus and reports indicate that Arthur is still not convinced to move to the Italian giants. Sarri reportedly wants to use Arthur as the deepest midfielder just like he used Jorginho at Napoli and Chelsea. Juventus has offered larger wages to Arthur than he currently earns at Barcelona and also talks are going on with Barcelona over the sale of Miralem Pjanic.

Juventus Expected Formation with Arthur

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Sarri’s Napoli was built on Jorginho at the base of the midfield and it was that side which propelled Sarri to fame with their thrilling style of play. That style fondly called “Sarriball” has not yet been replicated at Juventus and we only got a few glimpses at Chelsea when Sarri was their manager. Arthur might be the perfect midfield lynchpin for Sarri to implement this style.

This transfer might seem a perfect one for Juventus but for Barcelona it looks like a continuation of their disastrous transfer policy over the past few years. Replacing Arthur who was probably their best signing over the past few years with an aging Pjanic doesn’t seem to make any sense. It is clear that Barcelona are in financial trouble and they need to generate funds soon but selling one their most talented and young players is sure to rile up their fans.

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