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Sport Bartomeu: "Arthur will have a sanction and a fine"

12:40  02 august  2020
12:40  02 august  2020 Source:   sports.fr

Barça President Bartomeu reprimands Arthur: "Unacceptable lack of discipline"

 Barça President Bartomeu reprimands Arthur: FC Barcelona will finish the Champions League without Arthur, who refuses to return to the Catalans. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu now commented on the cause. © Getty Images A picture from days long gone: Josep Maria Bartomeu and Arthur (right) are doing the best things at the presentation of the Brazilian in summer 2018.

Off-the-field controversy continues at Camp Nou as Arthur Melo has refused to return to training with Barcelona, sparking president Josep Maria Bartomeu to hit out "There will be a type of sanction and fine . "He hasn't given a reason, he said it's his decision, that he's in Brazil and he won't come back."

The Catalan boss is furious that the Brazilian has failed to return to the club ahead of a crucial period.

Arthur Melo Barça © Supplied by Sports.fr Arthur Melo Barça Josep Maria Bartomeu, the President of Barça, confided in the Spanish daily Sport on the thorny subject of the moment: Arthur Melo . It is obvious that the midfielder will be penalized. In open conflict with his club, Barça , Arthur Melo flew to his homeland, Brazil, just after the end of Liga . However, this long trip is not to the taste of his management, especially since he did not return to Catalonia within a week of the Round of 16 return of the Champions League against Naples . " That was not planned. We had agreed that he would play with Barça until the end of the championships. It is an unacceptable act, an act of indiscipline because there is no reason for him not to come back when we are going to play in the Champions League ”confessed President Bartomeu to the daily Sport. Transferred to Juventus in Turin, taking the opposite path from Miralem Pjanic, Arthur had a bad time in his last months with the Blaugranas. However, his mutiny may cost him dearly because "he called Eric Abidal (the sports director, Editor's note) two days ago to tell him that he will not be back. (...) There will be an investigation and depending on what happens, there will be a sanction and a fine, ”says Mr. Bartomeu, whose patience has run out. In addition to impatience, the Barcelona leader speaks of his incomprehension. “He's in Brazil, he's not coming back. (...) He did not give reasons, he said he made this decision, that's how he communicated it to Eric Abidal. These next days we will wait to speak with him ”Love stories end badly according to Rita Mitsouko. This will end very badly.

Arthur refusing to play for Barcelona again as Juventus-bound midfielder won't return from Brazil .
The 23-year-old has been warned he is in violation of his contract but he has no interest in representing Quique Setien's team againThe Brazil international will join Juventus this summer after a deal worth €72 million (£66m/$81m) plus up to €10m in bonuses was agreed in June, but his contract with Barcelona will run until the Champions League campaign is over.

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