Maurizio Sarri will keep on playing Pjanic despite imminent Barcelona move

Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri says he will not have any problems playing Miralem Pjanic for the final games of the Serie A and the remaining games in the Champions League, despite the midfielders imminent move to FC Barcelona. Reports claim that the two clubs have already agreed terms and are finalising the details on a swap which will see Arthur Melo joining Juventus.

Meanwhile, Sarri admits he will keep picking Pjanic in his match squad until the season ends. “If he is sold, it’ll be for other reasons. He is not under discussion from a technical point of view,” he said on Thursday. “But the club haven’t given me any signals in that sense, so I don’t take it into consideration.”

“The discussions between him and me are on technical and mental aspects. He mustn’t worry if he misses a game, but he has to react quickly. I’m happy with Miralem and I’m sure, in that role, he can improve further.” Pjanic signed for Juventus in 2016 from AS Roma in a deal worth €32m. Since joining, the playmaker has played 170 games for the Bianconeri.

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