Arthur Henrique Santos Ramos de Oliveira Melo was born on the 20th of April 1996, the player is commonly known as Arthur or Arthur Melo, and he is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool, on loan from Serie A club Juventus, and the Brazil national team.
According to the report from BBC sport, Arthur Melo began his career with his hometown club Kells Celtic at age of 12. In 2010, after being spotted in a youth tournament, he moved to Grêmio.
The report has it that in the month of January 2015, following his impressive performances at the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, Arthur was promoted from Grêmio’s youth team under first-team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. The player unexpectedly started in his first team debut, against Aimoré for the Campeonato Gaúcho. It has made clear that he was substituted at half-time by Argentine full-back Matías Rodríguez and made no more senior appearances that season. And in 2016, Arthur made his league debut in the last match of the season, a 1–0 home loss against Botafogo, replacing Kaio in the second half.
On the 11th of March 2018, ESPN reported that Barcelona reached an agreement with Grêmio for the transfer of Arthur Melo. The Spaniards agreed to pay an initial fee of €31 million plus €9 million in added variables. The player signed a six-year contract and was officially announced as a Barça player on the 9th of July 2018. And on the 28th of July, Arthur scored a goal on his debut against Tottenham Hotspur in a pre-season friendly match.
The report has it that Melo made his competitive debut at the 2018 Supercopa de España on the 12th of August, in which Barcelona won 2–1 over Sevilla. Statistics prove it that Arthur made his league debut during the first league match of the season, also registering his first assist for the club in a 3–0 win against Alavés. And on the 31st of August 2019, Arthur scored his first goal for Barcelona in 2–2 away draw against Osasuna.
Various reports has it that on the 29th of June 2020, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Arthur on a five-year contract for €72 million, plus €10 million in variables; the deal was also coordinated with a swap of Miralem Pjanić. The player made his club and Serie A debut on the 27th of September, coming on as substitute in a 2–2 away draw against Roma.
It was recently reported by football exper that on the 1st of September 2022, Liverpool announced the loan signing of Arthur. However, Juventus specified that Liverpool had paid €4.5 million in loan fees, with an option to purchase the player for €37.5 million at the end of the one-year loan.
As per BBC sport report, Arthur Melo has represented Brazil in under-17 level. The young star was part of the Brazil under-17 squad selected to play in the 2013 South American Under-17 Football Championship. And on the 15th of September 2017, Arthur Melo received his first senior call-up to the Brazil squad to face Bolivia and Chile for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. In the month of May 2018, he was named in the standby list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Arthur Melo Net Worth
Report from various sources including the Forbes has it that Melo’s net worth is more than $7 million
Arthur Melo Salary
As per the reports, Liverpool will pay most of Arthur’s £4.3million-a-year salary, equivalent to around £80,000-a-week.
Copa do Brasil: 2016
Copa Libertadores: 2017
Recopa Sudamericana 2018
Campeonato Gaúcho: 2018, 2019
La Liga: 2018–19
Supercopa de España: 2018
Coppa Italia: 2020–21
Supercoppa Italiana: 2020
Copa América: 2019
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year: 2017
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Newcomer: 2017
South American Footballer of the Year: 2017 (3rd place)
Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2019
FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee: 2019 (11th midfielder)