Miralem Pjanic unsure of Barcelona future following dreadful first season in Spain

Stefan Bienkowski
Stefan Bienkowski 8 Jun 2021 20:24 BST 5 min read
Pjanic: I’m not satisfied with my lack of game time at Barcelona

Pjanic: I’m not satisfied with my lack of game time at Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic has admitted that he’s not entirely sure if he’ll be playing for the club next season.

The Bosnia international made the unorthodox move to Spain last season as part of a trade deal that saw Arthur Melo move in the opposite direction to Juventus.

However, despite his success in Turin, Pjanic struggled to settle into life at the Catalan club and was seldom used by manager Ronald Koeman this season.

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Over the course of the season the 31-year-old midfielder managed just 30 appearances and 1,295 minutes of football.

And despite having a contract with Barca until 2024, Pjanic isn’t sure if he’ll be staying at the club this summer.

"Leaving Barca? It's difficult to talk about that now,” said the central midfielder in an interview with Federalna TV. “I'm enjoying the holidays with my family and that's all I'm thinking about.

“The preparation for the new season starts in July and then I will join the team. We'll see what happens later.”

Could Barca sell Pjanic this summer?

Despite the high-profile nature of his arrival at the club last summer, Pjanic has quickly descended into the list of squad players that are no longer needed at Barcelona.

What’s more, the club's financial situation will also demand that Koeman’s backroom team cut their cloth accordingly and accept that a number of players that may have been useful in adding depth to the team will be sold this summer.

That will undoubtedly include Pjanic, who has not only struggled to show the form he once offered in Italy but will also be on a huge wage at the club too.

However, Barca’s desire to sell the player will have to be met with interest from another club to buy him and at 31 years of age the Spanish side may struggle to find a suitable buyer for Pjanic’s services this summer.

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