Italian publication La Repubblica has revealed that struggling Premier League moneybags Newcastle United are eyeing a move for Juventus midfielder ArthurMelo. The Newcastle United fans can get excited with the potential signing of Arthur who played alongside Barcelona legends Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta at the Nou Camp.

Arthur was a Barcelona player for some years before the club decided to sell him to Italian side Juventus in a swap deal involving Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanictwo years ago. The decision has come back to haunt Barcelona as they have not been able to get the best out of Pjanic who’s in his third season as a Barcelona player.

Andres Iniesta is one of the best midfielders to ever grace the world of football recent times and he has spoken glowingly about Newcastle United target Arthur. In one of those instances, Andres Iniesta told popular media outlet DAZN said that the Juventus star has a strong personality and that he knows what to do with the ball. In another interview monitored by Spanish newspaper Marca, Iniesta talked about both Frenkie De Jong and Arthur.

On Dutchman De Jong and Brazilian international Arthur, Iniesta said that the two players are exceptional talents who carry a lot of presence on the pitch before adding that they have the ability to control the pace, the ball and the situation as far as the football pitch is concerned.

Newcastle United fans would be in dreamland if they can sign a quality player like Arthur who was given the iconic jersey number eight at Barcelona when Andres Iniesta left the club. Barcelona officials rated him highly and it was something of a surprise when they decided to move him on to Italian giants Juventus for an older player in Bosnian senior national team star Pjanic.