- Barcelona agreed £35million deal for Arthur who will join in January 2019
- Gremio midfielder admitted he cannot wait until he can join Catalan club
- He said: ‘Barca was the club in which I always dreamed of playing’
Gremio starlet Arthur admitted he is counting the days until he completes his £35million move to Barcelona.
The 21-year-old is to join his new team-mates next January with the deal completed in July.
‘I am counting the days to play at Barca. Barca was the club in which I always dreamed of playing and making that dream come true was very rewarding,’ he told Mundo Deportivo.
Gremio youngster Arthur is desperate to join Barcelona and complete his transfer
‘I celebrated with my family because it was a dream of everyone, not only mine.’
The skilful youngster admitted he would love to complete the move as soon as possible but recognised that will not be his decision.
‘That is a question that not only depends on me, but also on Gremio.
The 21-year-old is set to join the Catalan side in January 2019 but the deal goes through in July
‘So the two clubs should sit down to decide, but I am sure that what they decide will be good for me,’ he added.
Barcelona fended off late interest from Manchester United to secure the signing of Arthur and Chelsea were also tracking the player.
It’s clear that Arthur had his heart set on Barcelona and it looks almost guaranteed that he’ll be playing for the La Liga champions next season.
Arthur said his whole family dreamed he would one day play for Barcelona