Miralem Pjanic - FC Barcelona

New Barcelona signing happy to play alongside ‘extraterrestrial’ Lionel Messi

Miralem Pjanic was finally presented to the media as a signing of FC Barcelona on Tuesday. The Bosnian midfielder was signed by Barcelona from Juventus in July but had to wait until September 1st to complete his move. However, Pjanic was diagnosed with the coronavirus and had to wait for another two weeks to finally be able to officially join the Blaugranas. During his press presentation the midfielder told reporters he is excited of the prospect of playing with Lionel Messi this season.

“It’s been important for me to play alongside big players like Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) and Totti (Roma), who have been the best, an example. Now I have the chance to play alongside basically an extraterrestrial.” He continued: “But I want to enjoy myself alongside everyone. We will have 25 players in the squad and everyone’s important. I believe in the spirit of a team and that will be important to achieve our objectives.”

Pjanic arrives at Barcelona aged 30 and he was asked if he would have liked to made the move earlier in his career. He said: “I would have like to arrive aged six, but in football the market rules and sometimes you arrive earlier; other times later. I am a professional and I have played for big clubs, all of whom I respect. Today’s a dream come true, it’s the maximum, and my challenge is to leave behind good memories.”

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