Barcelona director Mateu Alemany has confirmed that Arsenal target Miralem Pjanic might leave the membership this summer because of the Bosnian’s issues over his taking part in time.
The 31-year-old has had a troublesome time on the Spanish giants since becoming a member of final yr, solely making 19 LaLiga appearances final season for Ronald Koeman’s aspect.
Barca are in a tough scenario this summer, as they is perhaps unable to register new signings for the upcoming league season attributable to wage cap points.
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This would imply that new boys reminiscent of Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia can’t be formally registered till their wage issues are resolved.
This problem might pressure Barca to half with fringe gamers like Pjanic in an effort to elevate funds and release wage area.
As nicely because the Bosnian, Samuel Umtiti may very well be on his method out of the Nou Camp in a bid to play extra first-team soccer.
“Both have crucial careers, however didn’t get a lot taking part in time final season,” stated Alemany.
“We know the scenario and are evaluating the potential for discovering them one other membership. They are the primary to be thinking about discovering a crew the place they’ll play extra often.”
Spanish newspaper Sport (through Sport Witness) has claimed that Arsenal have joined the race for Pjanic.
The Gunners are in search of new midfielders after Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard each returned to Real Madrid to see if they’ll earn a spot in Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect.
Matteo Guendouzi has departed for Marseille on mortgage, whereas Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira appear destined to leave the Emirates completely this summer.
That leaves Mikel Arteta quick in central midfield and they’re one in every of a number of golf equipment ‘already negotiating’ a possible deal for the ex-Juventus man.
Elsewhere, the Gunners have introduced that Emile Smith Rowe has signed a brand new long-term contract.
The 20-year-old youth product, who joined the membership on the age of 9, made 33 first-team appearances throughout a breakthrough marketing campaign final season.
As is membership coverage, the size of the brand new contract has not been made public however the information might put an finish to hypothesis linking different golf equipment with the attacking midfielder.