SportItalia: Barca-linked Pjanic to renew Juve contract
- According to FootballItalia, both Alex Sandro and Barca transfer target Pjanic are to renew their contracts at Juve very soon
- The Bosnian midfielder has been linked with Barca for several weeks but the offer has allegedly been rejected
Juventus are ready to offer Alex Sandro, as well as to the Catalan-linked playmaker Miralem Pjanic a renewal with a remarkable salary increase.
As noted by Rai Sport, the Bianconeri have rejected FOUR offers for Miralem Pjanic this summer, including huge bids from Barcelona, Man. City, and Chelsea. As per the source, the Old Lady now consider the Bosnian unsellable and untouchable and want to renew his contract. Juventus have allegedly offered the 28-year-old a new 5-year deal worth 6.5m + bonuses per year. The player's current deal expires in the summer of 2021.
Miralem Pjanic: Of the 101 players to attempt 35 or more dribbles, Pjanic had the best dribble success rate (82.9%) in Serie A last season— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) 24 июля 2018 г.
For more player stats -- https://t.co/W5Szd1195a pic.twitter.com/4tLw58tVTs
Barcelona, though, seem to be no longer interested in the midfielder as their offer has been rejected and they were reluctant to bid more.
The midfielder himself commented on the interest in him last month via ESPN: "I listen to a lot of things that are not true. I’m cool. I’m preparing for my new season. That’s what’s the most important. What I did the last two seasons for Juventus was really great, and I am happy what I’m doing here. I am cool ... and I don’t care about what they are writing because I listen and I read a lot of things, and a lot of things are not true."
Miralem Pjanic's 2017/2018 Seria A numbers:— Farouq Mohime (@farouq155) 13 июля 2018 г.
90% pass accuracy
0.93 tackles per game
1.68 key passes
Involved in a goal/assist every 3 games! pic.twitter.com/1dm6XuhrZM