Previous
Derby County
Bristol City
0
0
FT
Game Details
Getafe
Athletic Bilbao
2
2
FT
Game Details
Hertha Berlin
Borussia Dortmund
1
1
FT
Game Details
Caen
Marseille
0
2
FT
Game Details
Western Sydney Wanderers
Melbourne Victory
0
3
FT
Game Details
Newcastle Jets
Wellington Phoenix FC
0
1
LIVE 30'
Game Details
Next
Toronto FCToronto FC
Columbus Crew SCColumbus Crew SC
1
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Crew SC signs Artur on permanent deal from Sao Paulo

Artur will spend 2018 with Columbus after all.

Artur will be staying with Columbus Crew SC after the MLS club retained the midfielder's services in a permanent transfer.

After spending 2016 on loan with Columbus, the 21-year-old Brazilian posted a tweet last week to thank fans, seemingly drawing an end to his time in the U.S.

Reports said Artur's parent club had rejected Columbus' offer of $1.5 million for half of Artur's rights, but Crew SC continued to negotiate and completed the move on Wednesday.

"Artur was one of the most promising young players in MLS last season and completing his transfer from Sao Paulo FC was one of our priorities this offseason," Crew coach Gregg Berhalter said in a statement.

"We are happy that he has committed his future to the club and we look forward to beginning our work together on a successful 2018 campaign."

Artur made 19 starts for Columbus this season and had three assists in 24 total appereances.

Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.