Liverpool 'set to sign former Arsenal target Arthur Melo in shock loan transfer after agreeing terms with Juventus star' | The Sun

Liverpool 'set to sign former Arsenal target Arthur Melo in shock loan transfer after agreeing terms with Juventus star' | The Sun

09/01/2022

LIVERPOOL are reportedly on the verge of completing a shock loan swoop for Juventus star Arthur Melo.

The 26-year-old midfielder has allegedly already agreed terms on a move to Anfield after a fee was finalised between the two clubs.

Melo, who was previously being chased by Arsenal, will head to Liverpool on a loan deal – with no option to buy included in the package.

Now he is due to undergo a medical later today before completing the surprise switch.

Transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Brazilian international is preparing to fly from Turin's Caselle airport to Merseyside in order to finalise the transfer, with footage now emerging of him boarding a flight.

The former Barcelona ace left the Nou Camp for Juventus back in 2020 and helped them to Coppa Italia success. 

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But he only scored once and produced one assist during his two campaigns in Serie A.

However, that has not appeared to have deterred Jurgen Klopp from making a swoop for the South American.

The Reds suffered a fresh injury blow in last night’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Newcastle as skipper Jordan Henderson limped off with a hamstring injury.

Despite the season being just five games old, Klopp’s squad is already looking depleted after several stars suffered knocks.

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Fellow midfielders Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, Thiago and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all spent time on the treatment table.

But now Melo’s arrival will at least help soften the fresh blow of Henderson being sidelined.

Klopp will now be anxiously waiting to see if Melo is granted a work permit in time to be available for Saturday's derby clash at Everton.

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