Miralem Pjanic is fishing for ‘sensational return to Juventus and has already called longtime boss Massimiliano Allegri’ after this season at Barcelona left ‘bitter taste’ with just six starts after a £55m move
- Juventus have Massimiliano Allegri back at the helm after a terrible season
- Andrea Pirlo got the boat and the Turin side is now being rebuilt
- Former playmaker Miralem Pjanic wants to return to Juventus this summer
- He was unhappy at Barcelona and called former boss Allegri
Miralem Pjanic is fishing for a ‘sensational return to Juventus’ after endured one of the most difficult seasons of his career at Barcelona.
The Bosnian midfielder flourished under Massimiliano Allegri in Turin as the Italian, who recently returned to the helm after Andrea Pirlo’s departure, led the team so successfully between 2014-19.
According to Tuttosport, Pjanic and Allegri are in regular contact and a return to Juventus is at stake this summer.
Massimiliano Allegri (left) made the most of Miralem Pjanic when they were at Juventus
With Allegri back at the helm, Pjanic wants the manager to end his nightmare in Barcelona
They report that the 31-year-old considers his longtime manager a father figure and will make himself available for a transfer.
Pjanic’s frustration with this season was evident and he even took to social media a week ago to express his displeasure.
He wrote: ‘Respect the team. Give everything on and off the field.
This is what you deserve@fcbarcelona This is what I have been doing with my teammates from day one.
“This season leaves me with a bitter taste and questions still seeking answers. A hug To all fans, see you soon. Forca Barca always.’
Pjanic played 19 times for Barcelona in all competitions, but only started six of those games
Pjanic made 19 appearances for the club last season and only six of those were as starters for Ronald Koeman.
The midfielder cost Barcelona £55million and Arthur Melo went the other way for £66million last summer. Neither player has prospered at their new clubs and the move has not worked out well for anyone.
It remains to be seen whether Juventus would want to bring Pjanic back, as his age profile and salary may not be a sensible option for the club.
They already have a number of top players in their thirties and Allegri will no doubt want to switch to a more youthful squad when the rebuilding begins.
Pjanic (center) had to watch from the reserve bench for a large part of the season
The new head of operations Federico Cherubini and the hierarchy are ready to discuss whether a return makes sense for Pjanic, but it appears the player is in favor of the move.
Barcelona could be receptive as they have to fundraise this summer and remain in a dire financial situation, beset by more than £1bn in debt.
Koeman’s future is still undecided, but staying in place at the Camp Nou will certainly increase the chances of Pjanic continuing.