Juventus-bound Arthur Melo came back to the team during their last night action against Napoli. The Brazilian was however not allowed to go in despite passing the UEFA COVID-19 test.
As part of the protocol to allow any staff into the facility, they will have to pass the test before being allowed in and be on the list of personnel expected.
Futballnews had reported that Melo had decided to stay in Brazil after being given a one-week holiday after the La Liga season. But he failed to show at training.
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In reacting to this, Barcelona President, Josep Bartomeu had said the club would institute legal processing against his for disrespecting the club and his teammates.
It was gathered that on his return from Brazil on Friday, he did the COVID-19 test. But he arrived an hour and a half before kick-off to take his seat in the stands but was quickly found out he wouldn’t be allowed entry.
This occurred because Barcelona wasn’t expecting him to be present at the ground. Their dispute made Barcelona not to include him in the expected personnel list despite testing negative for the coronavirus in his aforementioned test.
COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for people to be in football stadiums at this time. So, it means it’s very difficult to change the list of expected personnel at a fixture.
Without being told by any of the club personnel that he wouldn’t be permitted entry, Arthur left the stadium after a while trying to figure out the problem.
Marca reports that a meeting will hold between the 23-year-old and Barcelona’s technical department after the club had officially opened disciplinary proceedings against him after he refused to return to training after the LaLiga Santander season ended.
It was also gathered that Arthur had planned on his return to terminate his contract with the club. His contract ends officially by the end of the month that the Champions League will be wrapped in Lisbon.