Brazilian midfielder Arthur has confirmed that his proposed transfer from Gremio to Barcelona is still on course to go through in the next year.
Barcelona have been made to wait for the 21-year-old until the end of the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A season, meaning that a transfer will unlikely go through until next January.
Arthur is confident that he will end up at Camp Nou one way or another, though, having reportedly turned down interest from a number of other European clubs and given his word to Barca.
“My move to the club is well on track, but nothing has yet been signed,” Spanish outlet Diario Sport quotes him as saying.
“I have a contract with Gremio and I still belong to this club.”