Miralem Pjanic wants Juventus return claims former Barcelona director

Miralem Pjanic of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Miralem Pjanic of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

Miralem Pjanic is another one of those players whom Barcelona are desperately trying to sell, as they have no use for him, and he will just be adding more figures to their wage list. The transfer of Pjanic was quite strange in the first place, as they let one of their younger players, Arthur Melo leave, and now the deal has come around to bite them. The Bosnian midfielder was hardly used by Ronald Koeman, and the player is not really useful for the Catalans. Thus, they are trying to sell him this season, and the player also desires to go back to his former club.

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Barcelona are having a tough time selling the player, as not many clubs are interested in the player. A few Premier League clubs such as Everton and Arsenal had shown interest in the player, however, nothing ever materialized out of it. The closest deal they had so far was the link with AC Milan, who were looking for a backup central defensive midfielder; however, Pjanic wants first-team game time, and Milan might not be the club for him then. Nothing has progressed from either side since then.

Miralem Pjanic wants to leave Barcelona for Juventus

Pjanic’s first choice, however, is a return to his former club, Juventus. According to former Barcelona director, Ariedo Braida, the 31-year-old is dying to return back to Juve in order to get some game time. The Turin side adores the player, and would be happy to have him back however, their main concern as of now is Sassuolo Calcio’s Manuel Locatelli. The Old Lady is trying hard to secure the Italian star, and Pjanic is a secondary investment as of now. This is not good for the player however, he is not losing hope, and according to Braida, he is only thinking of a return back to the Bianconeri.

As the Catalans are actively trying to sell him, they will probably accept any bids that come in for him, and he may not get to go to the club he desires. Then he will have to decide on whether he wants to stay on at Barcelona, and sit on the bench or play regularly for another club. As it stands, the latter is likely to happen, and Pjanic won’t be a Barca player from next season onwards.

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