Ronald Koeman faces ANOTHER stumbling block in bringing Georginio Wijnaldum in from Liverpool, while Miralem Pjanic reveals his plans to stay with Barcelona amid the left that could leave the midfielder to help the club in a cash shortage.
- Ronald Koeman of Barca wants to sign Georginio Wijnaldum, midfielder at Liverpool
- The former Holland boss planned to release Miralem Pjanic to free up space
- However, Pjanic has since revealed his plans to stay with the club for ‘many years’.
Ronald Koeman’s pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum hit another bump after Miralem Pjanic announced his intention to stay in Barcelona next season.
The former Holland boss identified Wijnaldum as a prime target to improve his midfield and planned to fire Pjanic to free up space for the 30-year-old.
Since then, however, Pjanic has revealed his plans to stay with the club for ‘many years’ as he strives to create ‘history’ with the Catalans after joining Juventus last year.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman wants to sign Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
According to SportKoeman was planning to release Pjanic in the summer transfer window to make way for Wijnaldum.
Koeman had chosen to part with Pjanic to avoid losing the club’s young talent in midfield.
However, Pjanic seems to have other plans. Have told Sports world that he plans to stay in Barcelona for ‘many years’.
When asked if he wanted to stay with the LaLiga giants next year, Pjanic said: ‘Yes, of course, I have not signed for Barca to leave the next year, I have path for many years.
The former Holland manager planned to release Miralem Pjanic to free up space
However, Pjanic (above) has since revealed his plans to stay with the club for ‘many years’.
‘They told me that my character and my experience would be vital in growing a generation of young people from La Masia who were climbing very strongly. Balance is essential and I have come to ensure that balance. ‘
Despite having started only six LaLiga appearances this season, Pjanic is firmly convinced that he will stay with the club for the next season and says he won’t be looking elsewhere for another minute.
He said: ‘Look, I came to Barça to win the Champions League, that’s my goal. This year I want to help win the double, that’s my mentality.
‘I never give up. When I’m not playing, the next morning I train harder than ever so that the coaches notice that I am not giving up. ‘
He added: “Koeman doesn’t talk to players much so what I have to do is keep working to be ready when he needs me.”