Jurgen Klopp’s refusal to activate transfer clause causes headache for ‘unsellable’ star

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Jurgen Klopp’s refusal to activate transfer clause causes headache for ‘unsellable’ star

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s focus is turning towards the summer transfer window, with the Reds set to undergo a major squad revamp following a disastrous season

Jurgen Klopp is ready to cut ties with Arthur Melo(Nigel French/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)

Arthur Melo will not return to Liverpool after the end of his disastrous loan spell at Anfield.

The midfielder moved to Merseyside in the summer transfer window ahead of this season as Jurgen Klopp looked to boost his options in that department. But he has made just one first-team appearance since his arrival at the Reds, a 13-minute cameo in the defeat to Napoli in the Champions League group stages.

He has been ruled out for a long stretch of the season after undergoing surgery, but even when fit, Klopp has opted against playing the Brazilian. And with Liverpool now putting their full focus on a summer revamp, Arthur does not appear to be part of their plans.

The Reds will not activate the £32.8million clause in the loan agreement. They have already paid Juventus £4m to bring him in on loan and have decided against spending any further money on the Brazilian.

A return to Italy is now becoming increasingly likely, with Juve then set to attempt to find a new club for him in the summer. It has been another season to forget for the midfielder, who also saw his 2021/2022 campaign ruined by injury.

While he has now recovered from the serious thigh injury he suffered in October, his dire campaign has seen his transfer value plunge. That is expected to lead to Juve exploring the loan market for him, rather than selling him.

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Arthur Melo has endured a dreadful loan spell at Liverpool(PA)

Arthur’s high wages and lengthy contract means that he is virtually ‘unsellable’ and will be a ‘burden’ for the Serie A giants. Given his deal still has two years to run, a mutual termination of his contract appears to be ‘non-viable’.

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