Barcelona have released a statement confirming there is a deal to sign Gremio midfielder, Arthur in the summer.
The Brazil youngster burst into limelight when he helped his club beat Lanus last year, to claim the Copa Libertadoes.
Gremio were not keen on selling the midfielder, and the arrival of Coutinho also dampened talks, but Barcelona has now confirmed there is a deal in place to sign Arthur.
“Barcelona and Gremio have come to an agreement to exercise a purchase option on Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, which Barcelona will complete in July 2018,” a statement posted on Barca’s official website confirmed.
“Should the club finally take up the option signed, the transfer fee is fixed at €30m plus a further €9m in bonuses.”