Miralem Pjanic: New Barcelona signing red-faced after Messi transfer claims

Miralem Pjanic: New Barcelona signing red-faced after Messi transfer claims

- Miralem Pjanic recently signed for Spanish outfit Barcelona from Juventus

- The 30-year-old reportedly opted to join the Catalan giants because of legendary Lionel Messi

- And with the Argentine’s imminent departure at Barcelona, Pjanic is reportedly sad

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Miralem Pjanic who recently completed his switch from Italian giants Juventus to Spanish outfit Barcelona has been left sad after Lionel Messi handed his transfer request.

The Bosnian midfielder joined the Catalan giants at the end of the season in a deal valued around €60million with €5million in variables.

His contract will expire at the end of the 2023/2024 season and the club has decided to infuse a staggering €400million clause in his deal.

The 30-year-old midfield maestro joined Juve in 2016 in a deal worth €32million and has since then scored 22 goals and 36 assists in 171 appearances across competitions.

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Pjanic’s move to the Camp Nou was part of the deal to see Arthur Melo arrive in Turin at the end of the season.

However latest reports have it that the player is sad about the whole Lionel Messi saga as the Argentine has dropped his transfer request at Barcelona.

Miralem Pjanic: Former Juventus star red-faced after Lionel Messi transfer claims

Miralem Pjanic red-eyed over Messi's imminent exit at Barcelona. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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According to Mirror citing, Mexican outlet Milenio, Pjanic earlier told his relatives that he chose Barcelona over other interested clubs because of a chance to play alongside the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

And now Messi’s future is no longer guaranteed at the club with reports that Manchester City are already in contract negotiations with Spanish authorities.

The 33-year-old will be handed a two-year-contract according to Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain who is already in Barcelona trying to strike a deal with Spanish authorities.

Pep Guardiola's side is prepared to offer the embattled Argentine star a two-year contract if they have the opportunity to sign him to bolster their quest to winning the elusive UEFA Champions League.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Miralem Pjanic tested positive for coronavirus as his status was confirmed after he complained he was feeling some discomfort, and then tests were carried out.

Reports from Spain have it that the star is now isolating at home and will be unable to join his teammates for two weeks.

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