By Matthew Chadder

17th Jul, 2023 | 8:40pm

Aston Villa would be prepared to cover Arthur Melo wages as Juventus stance explained

Aston Villa are prepared to cover Arthur Melo’s entire salary to bring the midfielder to Villa Park on loan, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian news outlet reported online (16 July) that Unai Emery’s side are prepared to cover the Brazillian midfielder’s £100,000 weekly salary to secure his services with Juventus keen to offload the 26-year-old.

After bonuses, which are described as “achievable”, this salary could rise to £148,000 per week.

Wolves are also reportedly interested in covering the midfielder’s wages to bring him back to England’s top flight after he spent last season on loan with Liverpool and Juventus would prefer to loan to a Premier League club.


This could be seen as a risky transfer that could prove to look like a very poor decision this time next year.

Despite spending the entirety of the 2022/23 campaign with Liverpool, Arthur made just one first-team appearance, 13 minutes in the UEFA Champions League as a substitute during the club’s 4-1 loss to Napoli.

After a season disrupted by injury, it was not a year to remember for the former Barcelona man and if a similar issue were to arise next season it could prove to be a very costly mistake for the Villains.

As well as this, the club have already brought in Youri Tielemans and with the likes of Jacob Ramsey and Douglas Luiz still at the club it seems odd that Emery would want to spend big wages on a loan signing in midfield.

If the club were to make their pursuit serious, however, they would certainly be able to beat Wolves to the signing of Arthur with European football on offer.

In other Aston Villa news, Ty Bracey has shared a big prediction ahead of next season.