Report: Arthur Melo aware West Ham want to sign him this summer
Arthur Melo is aware that West Ham United want to sign him this summer as Valencia push to try and agree a deal for the Brazilian, according to a report from Marca.
Arthur will surely leave Juventus this summer. He is not in Massimiliano Allegri’s plans in Turin. And the Old Lady are open to letting him leave on loan in a deal that could become permanent for £25.2 million.
He looks set to be offered the chance to move to the Premier League. Reports have previously claimed that Arsenal are planning to make a bid for the 25-year-old.
But the Gunners may not be the only English side weighing up a possible move. According to Marca, Arthur is also aware that West Ham are interested in a deal.
It does appear that it is Valencia who are on pole position to reach an agreement. Gennaro Gattuso has now spoken to the former Barcelona man about a return to La Liga.
Arthur is yet to agree a move to the Mestalla. And Valencia and Juventus are yet to finalise the terms of a potential loan, with Los Che initially hoping to pay a fifth of his wages.
Valencia also need to offload one of their non-EU players to be able to register Arthur. So there are plenty of hurdles still to clear.
Arthur aware West Ham want him
It has been a decent window from West Ham so far. Obviously, the headline news is the arrival of Gianluca Scamacca.
But they have done some smart business in a number of areas. And Flynn Downes’ arrival from Swansea could prove to be an inspired move in years to come.
Clearly, Arthur would find it easier to make a more immediate impact at the London Stadium. And a loan move would not necessarily be a bad option for the Hammers.
He has the potential to be an ‘incredible‘ player. Perhaps it may be one situation to watch should Valencia fail to now get a deal across the line.
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