Report: Could Crew SC midfielder Artur may remain in Columbus after all?


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A report on Thursday from Brazilian outlet Lance! suggested midfielder Artur may in fact remain with Columbus Crew SC, with contract negotiations ongoing.

Reporting last week from multiple Brazilian outlets said Sao Paolo FC had rejected a bid by Columbus to permanently secure Artur’s services following a season-long loan. Now, however, Lance! indicates that a permanent move is very close to completion.

Artur made 27 regular season appearances for Columbus, including 19 starts, and registered three assists in 2017. He also made three playoff starts, scoring his first goal for Crew SC in a 4-1 victory over New York City FC in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals. News