Arthur Melo: Neymar recommended Barcelona to me

Barça have a deal in place with Gremio to sign the Brazilian

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Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo has been speaking about Barcelona again. The Catalan side have a pre-agreement with the Brazilian side to sign the player in July for 30 million euros plus nine million in add-ons. 

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Arthur has been given first-hand reports of life in Barcelona ahead of his potential move to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar. 

"When the stories started coming out about Barça's rumoured interest, I had a short conversation with Neymar with the national team," Arthur said. 

"I asked him about Barcelona and he only had praise for the club and the city. He recommended Barcelona to me." 

Arthur also revealed that "after I spoke with Philippe Coutino on Instagram, who agreed with everything Neymar said. He said that that city is wonderful and it's an excellent club to work at." 

The midfielder added: "I am happy that the negotiations ended well for me and for Gremio, the club of my hear. I wanted to help them and I feel happy about the result of the operation. 

"If I have to join Barça sooner, then we will have to resolve it together. Right now I am 100 percent. I wouldn't have returned until I was totally recovered and I am. I'm working hard to make the [Brazil] squad for the World Cup." 

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