Xavi Hernandez, the current Barcelona manager has hinted that one of the players from their club may be soon moving out soon.
According to the former Barcelona star, the player has decided to leave the club based on the lack of time he has been given on the field.
Xavi Hints Miralem Pjanic’s Imminent Departure
In an interview, Xavi confirmed that Miralem Pjanic has decided that he will be leaving the club whenever possible.
Xavi clarified that the player has decided to part ways with Barcelona and his current squad due to the lack of minutes on the field.
As the player is being given less time to play on the field, he has felt compelled to move onto a different club. The player may leave Camp Nou and pursue his mid-fielding career in a different club.
Miralem Pjanic’s Career
It was back in 2020 when Miralem Pjanic joined Barcelona at a high fee of €60 million. Prior to joining the club, Pjanic was part of Juventus. He joined Juventus back in 2016 and played at the club until 2020.
At Juventus, the 32-year-old midfielder from Yugoslavia made 122 appearances and scored 15 times the club.
Pjanic then moved to Barcelona back in 2020 and he is still at the club. So far, the player has made 19 appearances at the club and he is yet to score a goal.
After playing for the club in 2020, Pjanic was loaned out to Besiktas in the year 2021. At the club, Pjanic has made 20 appearances but he still hasn’t scored a goal.
Miralem Pjanic’s Performance at Barcelona
Barcelona signed Miralem Pjanic with hopes that the player would prove to be very adept while playing in the midfield.
However, the performance of the player has not been able to impress Barcelona’s decision makers. As a result, the player was loaned out to Besiktas.
Pre-Match Press Conference Comments
In the pre-match press conference, one of the journalists asked Xavi about the player. The journalist wanted to know what the player had in mind and what his future will be at the club.
Xavi confirmed that the player has decided that he wants to leave the club. As per the player, he wants to join a different club for more opportunities as well as earn more minutes to play on the field.
Pjanic had signed a four-year contract with Barcelona that is to end by 2024. The player also has a buyout clause that currently stands at €400 million.
At present, Pjanic is on a loan at Besiktas and the player will be there for an entire year before he returns to Barcelona.