Miralem Pjanic FINALLY ends his Barcelona nightmare after playing just 30 times in two years with the midfielder joining UAE outfit Sharjah on a free transfer as the LaLiga side hail him for ‘always adapting his contract to the needs of the club’
- Barcelona have confirmed that midfielder Miralem Pjanic has departed the club
- The Bosnian international has joined Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates
- The former Juventus midfielder Pjanic has played just 30 times since joining
Miralem Pjanic finally ends his Barcelona nightmare after playing just 30 games in his two-year spell, as the club confirm his exit.
Pjanic joined from Serie A giants Juventus for £51million in the summer of 2020, but barely made it until November before Ronald Koeman had decided that the Bosnian was not in his plans.
The following season he left for Turkish side Besiktas on loan before returning this summer, where it looked at one point as if he might be part of Xavi’s plans.
Barcelona have confirmed the exit of Miralem Pjanic (pictured) ending his two-year stay
The midfielder was announced as a new signing for Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates
The club have since confirmed that the two parties had mutually terminated Pjanic’s contract with the midfielder being announced as a new signing for Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates shortly after.
Pjanic will join Sharjah on a two-year deal with the option of a further year, as he looks for regular first-team action.
The Bosnian made just 30 appearances for the club, just six of which were LaLiga starts, and he spent last season out on loan in Turkey with Besiktas – showing he was well down the pecking order under Koeman.
The Bosnian made just 30 appearances, just six of which were LaLiga starts for Barcelona
Barcelona has since changed managers and the new boss Xavi had promised to give Pjanic a chance this season but the 32-year-old has opted to take his talents elsewhere.
Despite his failed stay with the LaLiga giants, Barcelona were full of praise for the midfielder as they confirmed his exit.
The club’s official statement read: ‘FC Barcelona publicly expresses their gratitude to Pjanic for his professionalism, commitment, dedication, and above all, for having always adapted his contract to the situations and needs of the club.’
Boss Xavi had promised to give Pjanic a chance this season, as the club hail the midfielder
That is in stark contrast to the announcement that has accompanied some of the other departing players this summer.
In particular, supposedly the Catalan giants were at a stand-off with Martin Braithwaite over his contract situation, with the Danish forward keen to receive the rest of his salary from his contract.
Pjanic, however, has left without any pay-off and has always adapted his contract to the situation and needs of the club during his stay at the Nou Camp.
He agreed to a 60 per cent pay cut just last summer before heading out on loan to help Barcelona deal with their ongoing financial restraints.
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