Barcelona confirm Juventus target Pjanic could leave

by | Jul 22, 2021 20:58

Barcelona director Mateu Alemany confirms Juventus transfer target Miralem Pjanic could leave to ‘find a team where he can play more regularly.’

The midfielder and defender Samuel Umtiti are both outside of coach Ronald Koeman’s plans and eager to move on.

Considering the cost of their transfer fees, loan deals are more likely or being part of an exchange.

“Both have very important careers, but didn’t get much playing time last season,” said Alemany during the presentation of new Barcelona signing Memphis Depay.

“We know the situation and are evaluating the possibility of finding them another club. They are the first to be interested in finding a team where they can play more regularly.”

Pjanic only left Juve last summer for €60m as part of an exchange deal with Arthur Melo, but neither midfielder made much of an impact at their new clubs.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is linked with a return to Juve on loan, where he’d reunite with his old coach Max Allegri.

Pjanic is 31 years old and amassed 178 appearances in the Bianconeri jersey, scoring 22 goals and providing 41 assists.

He only managed 30 games for Barcelona last season, just 11 of them in the starting XI.

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