Miralem Pjanic has stated his desire to remain with Barcelona beyond the summer, potentially making a move for Gini Wijnaldum this summer more difficult for Ronald Koeman, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Speculation over the Dutchman’s Liverpool future had suggested that the La Liga giant’s coach had hoped to offload the former Juventus star to free up room for the Reds’ No.5.
“Yes, of course, I did not sign for Barca to leave the following year, I signed to make history at a club that had been on my path for many years,” the Bosnia and Herzegovina international told Mundo Deportivo (via the Daily Mail). “They told me that my character and my experience would be vital to grow a generation of young people from La Masia who were climbing very strongly. Balance is essential and I came to provide that balance.”
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