Spain: FC Barcelona sign Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo

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President of FC Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu presented Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo, the newest addition to the club, with a new Barcelona football shirt, just after signing his new contract in Barcelona on Thursday.

"You already know that Arthur Melo will be the new player of the club, he has signed the contract a few minutes ago and we are very happy with this young talent," Bartomeu said.

For his part, Melo said that it was a childhood dream of his to play for FC Barcelona, and and said "this is the happiest day of my life and I hope it stays the same from now on."

The signing is reported to have cost €39 million ($45.6 million), and will mark his first time playing for a European football club.

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