Chelsea reportedly want Miralem Pjanich from Barcelona.
According to Daily Star, Paris Saint-Germain are offering stiff competition for the veteran’s signature.
Pjanic is understandably unhappy at Camp Nou and would not be opposed to a move away this summer. Ronald Koeman clearly does not favour him after the season we all just witnessed.
It is a bit strange to see because Pjanic was hailed as a world-beater back at Juventus. He developed into one of the most technically proficient players during his time at Serie A. First at AS Roma and then in Turin. Pjanic won plenty of silverware with The Old Lady before he decided to join up Barca’s ranks on a bizarre exchange deal last summer.
The move did not work out and now, he seems to be on the market. Thomas Tuchel wants to bring in an able distributor who can operate from deep. Jorginho has done a decent job this past season but we all know that Chelsea should make improvements.
Pjanic is far more mobile than the Italian and has better vision. He is also a dead-ball specialist. The only hiccup in signing him would be his age. At 31, not many players maintain the same level of effectiveness that they showed before.