10 things you need to know about Barcelona new signing Miralem Pjanić
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. According to Play433.com, Barcelona have completed the signing of Juventus superstar Miralem Pjanic. The Catalunya giants confirmed that Arthur will join Juventus in a £75m deal later this summer, while Miralem Pjanic will join them in a £59.4m deal.
Pjanic though will remain at Juventus until the end of the season before joining Barcelona on a four deal. The 30-year-old is a world class central midfielder who is capable of playing as a second striker or a deep playing midfielder. His main attributes are his passing range, dribbling skills, vision, intelligent attacking runs and set-piece. But there's more you need to know about the talented Bosnia who have won 3 consecutive Scudetto with Juventus
Here are the seven things you need to know about Miralem Pjanic:
He is a good luck charm- Pjanic was born on April 2nd, 1990, three days before Barcelona played Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey final and won 2-0. The Copa Del Rey win was the second time Barcelona have won the trophy in their history.
Pjanci is following his father's footstep- His father played for a third division club in Bosnia before going on to sign for a club in Luxembourg which allowed him, his wife and young Pjanic to escape the Bosnia war.
National team- Pjanic played for Luxembourg youth team before switching allegiance to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina. With the national team, Pjanic succeeded in becoming the nation's sixth most capped player with 92 appearances and 3rd highest goalscorer with 15 goals.
Champions League- Pjanic made his Champions League debut against Barcelona with Lyon on 24th February, 2009. Lyon held Barcelona in the quarter final to a 1-1 draw but sadly, lost the return leg at Camp Nou 5-2 with Lionel Messi scoring twice.
Pjanic vs Barcelona- The 30-year-old midfielder have faced Barcelona seven times in his career. He faced them once with Lyon, twice with AS Roma and 4 times with Juventus. He has managed one win, three draws and 3 defeats.
Played with Cristiano Ronaldo and soon Lionel Messi- Miralem Pjanic is on the verge of becoming the first player to have played club football with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. No other player have achieved that fate. Although, the like of Paulo Dybala and Andre Gomez both played with Messi and ROnaldo but with club and country.
Barcelona and Bosnia players- Pjanic will become the second Bosnia player to ever play for Barcelona. The first to have played for Barcelona is Meho Kodro back in 1996/96 season.
Played with Barcelona's past and present players- Pjanic won't have a problem clicking with current dressing having played with some of them in the past. He played with Samuel Umtiti and Sadio Keita in Lyon, Bojan Krkic in AS Roma, Dani Alves and Neto in Juventus.