Rumoured Tottenham transfer target Miralem Pjanic was left out of Barcelona’s first La Liga game against Real Sociedad, with the 31-year-old not evening making the bench for the 4-2 win over Real Sociedad.
Ronald Koeman stated that he only picked players who represent the ‘future of this club’, in quotes reported by Tuttomercatoweb.
A few weeks ago, Barcelona’s director of football Mateu Alemany even told Football Espana that ‘we know the situation and are evaluating the possibility of finding Pjanic a new club’.
Sport have also reported that Tottenham enquired about Pjanic a few weeks ago and Nuno Espirito Santo has given the transfer a green light.
Ronald Koeman, Barcelona’s current manager, said this about Pjanic’s situation:
“We have 27 players. I have to leave out four and everyone knows (Pjanic’s) situation perfectly.
“I’m a coach who always gives a chance to young people who are the future of this club.”
Pjanic is clearly an extremely talented player who has played at the top of the game. It is a shame that he has been caught up in the mess that is Barcelona. But if he does become a free agent, it could be an offer that is hard to look past, depending on his wage demands.
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