Former Arsenal Target Set To Join Barcelona

Juventus midfielder, Miralem Pjanic, is set to sign for Barcelona this summer after previously rejecting both Arsenal and Tottenham.

According to reports from Gazzetta Italia, Pjanic has already made his mind up over a move to the Catalan giants and could well seal the deal this summer.

Tottenham and Arsenal were both previously rejected by Pjanic, who is now looking likely to join Barcelona. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

That move would once again represent a blow to Premier League clubs who have watched Pjanic. Indeed, the Bosnian midfielder confirmed a few years back that he had already said no to both Spurs and Arsenal. (Daily Mail)

Pjanic has been part of the juggernaut at Juventus in recent years that has cleaned up in Serie A. However, it looks like his time with the club could now be over.

TURIN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 26: Miralem Pjanic of Juventus competes for the ball with Mattia Destro of Bologna FC during the serie A match between Juventus and Bologna FC on September 26, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Filippo Alfero – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

Previously of Roma, the 30-year-old has spent the last decade in Serie A. He’s wracked up well in excess of 250 league appearances during that time.

But Barcelona now beckons for Pjanic it seems, where he could well be a replacement for another Spurs target, Ivan Rakitic. (Mundo Deportivo)

As football fans, we want to see the best players come to England and strut their stuff in the PL.

It’s a shame, then, that Pjanic seems to be moving to Barcelona this summer and not coming to these shores.

He’s a true class act of a midfielder. More importantly, he’d have been excellent at both Spurs and Arsenal and is exactly the sort of player that both clubs need.

Our loss is Barcelona and La Liga’s gain, though. Pjanic will no doubt be just as successful in Spain as he has been in Italy.