Barcelona negotiates the urgent departure of Pjanic

BARCELONA – Barcelona began to lighten its squad by agreeing to the transfer of Jean-Clair Todibo to Nice and faces the week when one season ends and the next begins with the need to continue finding accommodation for not a few footballers from its first squad among the that there are names marked in a special way and with Miralem Pjanic as one of the protagonists.

A possible return to Juventus has been on the stage for several weeks, being added to the list of interested parties by PSG or Chelsea by a player who, Barça sources assured ESPN Deportes, maintains a good market in Europe although the economic question stops any agreement for now . His salary, more than 7 million euros net per season, is a handicap. The price that his transfer would cost, the other.

Joined Juventus in August 2020 through an exchange with Arthur Melo, the Bosnian midfielder’s book price was 60 million euros, although in the operation Barcelona came out winning 12 million (the Brazilian’s sale price was 72 ) and although for amortization purposes its value would still be above 40 million, at the Camp Nou they would welcome an offer of just half … which is not materialized.

Forgotten by Ronald Koeman, who barely gave him 13 games as a starter throughout the season (of which he completed only five) to add 1,302 minutes, the continuity of the Dutch coach was the definitive signal for Pjanic, determined to look for a way out and with a return to Italy as the first priority … Which seems completely less simple.

The return of Massimiliano Allegri to the Juventus bench, under the command of whom the Bosnian was indisputable during the two seasons in which they coincided (between 2017 and 2019), opened the possibility of his return to Turin and although the Italian coach is available To welcome him, Juve does not consider the option of paying a transfer for the player, understanding as an option a transfer similar to the one that Philippe Coutinho starred in with Bayern Munich and sharing the salary with Barça, an extreme that at the moment does not want to consider the azulgrana club.

Several French media pointed out last week PSG’s interest in taking over the signing of Pjanic to prop up a midfield that Georginio Wijnaldum has already joined, but the French club is not willing to make a large outlay for the Bosnian media, more taking into account his salary, and also Chelsea would enter the stage.

At Barça they understand that the solution should not be delayed beyond two weeks because they want to close their exit before the start of the preseason, on July 12. Thus, the urgency is in the plane …