Liverpool FC have confirmed the signing of midfielder Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus, with the Brazilian joining the club in a deadline day deal.
Liverpool have been in the market for a new signing and the arrival of Arthur has now been confirmed, with the midfielder joining on a season-long loan deal.
The player, who will wear the No.29 shirt, is the Reds’ first summer deadline day deal since 2017.
There is no obligation to buy the player, but Juventus have stated that there is an option to make the deal permanent for €37.5 million next summer.
The 26-year-old travelled to Merseyside on Thursday to complete the necessary medical checks and sign on the dotted line.
“I’m really happy and highly motivated to continue living my dream on the pitch and giving my all in a Liverpool shirt.”
The Brazilian has not played for Juventus so far this season and it was claimed that he is carrying an ankle injury. However, Merseyside reporters have suggested otherwise, saying he is fit and could be in contention for the derby on Saturday.
It is unlikely, though, that Klopp throws him straight into the fire despite the current injuries in the squad, with the manager to be hopeful of calling upon Jones for the first time this season.