Barcelona's Arthur: 'Fantastic' to be compared to Xavi and Iniesta

Barcelona's Arthur: 'Fantastic' to be compared to Xavi and Iniesta

Barcelona's Arthur: 'Fantastic' to be compared to Xavi and Iniesta

12-07-2018, 20:02

Arthur welcomed comparisons to Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez after becoming the first signing of what's lining up to be a busy summer at Barcelona.

The Brazilian midfielder, who joins from Gremio for an initial €31 million, signed a six-year deal at Barca on Thursday, with his release clause set at €400m.

Barca have also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot as they look to restructure their midfield following the departures of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho.

Sporting director Eric Abidal wouldn't talk about the speculation regarding Rabiot, but did laud the arrival of Arthur, a player he says has "Barca DNA."

⚽️ @arthurmeloreal's first touches at Camp Nou!