Miralem Pjanic reveals his future plans with FC Barcelona after spending time in the Super Lig in Turkey with Besiktas.
Bosnia and Herzegovina star Miralem Pjanic spoke about his return to Barcelona as he moves ahead in his career at Besiktas.
At the beginning of 2021, Barca boss Ronald Koeman stripped Pjanic of his duty in an attempt to provide a chance to youngsters at the club. Ultimately, the 31-year-old was left stranded and struggled to find minutes at Camp Nou.
During the summer transfer window, Pjanic detected a golden pathway out of this misery and left Barcelona. Moving to Turkey proved to be the correct decision for the playmaker, however, he has been out of action recently after sustaining an injury.
While talking with the French media outfit Canal Plus, Pjanic mentioned his return to the Catalan city in the future. “It all happened at the last minute. I only had an hour to think about the Besiktas offer. It was either accepting the offer and leaving or staying in Barcelona. I knew things wouldn’t change for me in Barcelona because Koeman wrote me off for no reason, ” told Pjanic.
He added: “The managers called me and told me they respected my decision and that they didn’t understand why I didn’t play. Still, I will be back in Barcelona in June.”
Pjanic featured for just 30 games for Barcelona under Koeman across all competitions. Whereas, so far he has played 5 matches for Besiktas and recorded three assists. Pjanic and the La Liga club have agreements until 2024.