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The weight of being Xavi's replacement was too much to bear

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The weight of being Xavi's replacement was too much to bear. EFE

The weight of being Xavi's replacement was too much to bear

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 1,058

Arthur will leave Barcelona having barely made a dent in his best performance. He came to be the closest player to Xavi since his departure, but he never lived up to that standard.

In the midst of the search for new references for the future, Barcelona looked to Arthur. Robert Fernandez, who was then the sporting director, thought he saw in him a footballer similar to Xavi Hernandez. These are certainly big words, and they have weighed on the Brazilian. 

Surely, if the current economic needs of the Catalan club had not been weighed, the Brazilian could have had a new opportunity, who knows. Even so, the confidence in him deteriorated. That's why his departure for Juve is almost a reality. 

Arthur's first year was an exciting one. He fit in well, showed dynamism, liked his way of treasuring the ball and not losing it. However, the evolution that was expected of him did not take place. In fact, he gradually retreated into a short, horizontal passing game, not likely to go looking for a last pass or shot in the box. 

In addition, his muscle injuries and a number of incidents outside the pitch have caused his departure. And that's where Juve came in... 

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