Miralem Pjanic remained coy on his Barcelona future despite ongoing rumours.
It is fair to say that the midfielders move from Juventus to Camp Nou has not quite worked out the way he had planned.
Pjanic went from being a starter and world-beater to a squad player under Ronald Koeman. And with increasing odds of Gini Wijnaldum heading over Barca, Pjanic’s minutes will only suffer more next season.
The Bosnian was signed for €60 million to add more experience and depth to Barca’s midfield. Arthur Melo headed the opposite way for €72 million but the Brazilian did not impress much either in Turin. Pjanic recently drew links to Chelsea with Thomas Tuchel looking at different midfield options in the transfer market.
“Leaving Barcelona? It’s difficult to talk about that now,” Pjanic said in an interview for Federalna TV.
“I’m enjoying the holidays with my family and that’s all I’m thinking about. The preparations for the new season start in July and then I’ll join up with the team. We’ll see what happens later on.”
Ronald Koeman has been assured his position at Camp Nou for one more season. He could even be handed an extension depending how he progresses throughout this campaign. That could end making a major difference in Pjanic’s Barca career.