Miralem Pjanic FINALLY ends his Barcelona nightmare after only making 30 appearances in two years. The midfielder joins UAE side Sharjah on a free transfer as the LaLiga side praise him for ‘always adapting his contract to the needs of the club’.
- Barcelona have confirmed that midfielder Miralem Pjanic has left the club
- The Bosnian international joins Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates
- Former Juventus midfielder Pjanic has only played 30 times since joining
Miralem Pjanic is finally ending his Barcelona nightmare after playing just 30 games in his two-year tenure as the club confirm his departure.
Pjanic joined from Serie A giants Juventus for £51million in the summer of 2020 but barely made it to November before Ronald Koeman decided the Bosnian was not in his plans.
He joined Turkish club Besiktas on loan the following season before returning this summer where at times it looked like he could be part of Xavi’s plans.
Barcelona have confirmed the departure of Miralem Pjanic (pictured), ending his two-year stay
The midfielder has been announced as a new signing for Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates
Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that the two parties had mutually terminated Pjanic’s contract and the midfielder was soon announced as a new signing for Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates.
Pjanic will join Sharjah on a two-year deal with an option for a further year as he seeks regular first-team appearances.
The Bosnian made just 30 appearances for the club, just six of which were La Liga starts, and spent last season on loan in Turkey with Besiktas – showing he was way down the pecking order under Koeman.
The Bosnian only made 30 appearances, only six of which were La Liga starts for Barcelona
Barcelona have since changed managers and new boss Xavi had promised to give Pjanic a chance this season, but the 32-year-old has opted to pursue his talents elsewhere.
Despite his failed stay at the La Liga giants, Barcelona were full of praise for the midfielder when they confirmed his exit.
The club’s official statement reads: “FC Barcelona publicly thanks Pjanic for his professionalism, commitment, dedication and above all for always adapting his contract to the club’s situations and needs.”
Boss Xavi had promised to give Pjanic a chance this season as the club welcome the midfielder
This is in stark contrast to the announcement that accompanied some of the other departing players this summer.
The Catalan giants in particular were reportedly in a standoff with Martin Braithwaite over his contract situation, with the Danish forward keen on receiving the remainder of his salary from his contract.
However, Pjanic has left without a payout and has always adapted his contract to the club’s situation and needs during his stay at the Nou Camp.
He agreed to a 60 per cent pay cut just last summer before being loaned out to help Barcelona deal with ongoing financial constraints.