The Bosnian officially joined Barcelona, and in June, the club announced that Pjanic would be coming to Spain from Juventus in a deal that could rise to be worth €65 million.
Pjanic has tested positive for the Covid-19
Barcelona have announced that recently signed midfielder Miralem Pjanic has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Bosnian officially joined Barcelona, and in June, the club announced that Pjanic would be coming to Spain from Juventus in a deal that could rise to be worth €65 million. Meanwhile, Midfielder Arthur took a different route in what was considered a second deal worth €72 million plus up to €10 million in bonuses. After the end of the campaigns of Juventus and Barcelona’s Champions League, the two clubs were now free to join their new clubs. Still, Miralem will not travel to Barcelona yet after testing positive for coronavirus. “Miralem Pjanic tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday 22 August after experiencing some discomfort.
The player is in good health and isolated at home,” Barça said in a statement. “For this reason, Pjanic will not travel to Barcelona until 15 days later to join Barça.”
The Bosnian made 178 appearances for Juventus
Miralem is heading to Juventus following a relatively successful final campaign with Juventus. As the club won Serie A again for their ninth consecutive domestic triumph. The 30-year-old was part of four of those Serie A title successes. He made 178 appearances for Juventus after moving from Roma in 2016. In addition to four Serie A crowns, Pjanic also won the Italian Cup and Supercoppa Italia twice. While being named four times in Serie A’s Team of the Year. However, while the club enjoyed another season of domestic success. Juve once again failed in the Champions League this campaign, suffering an impactful round 16 elimination at Lyon’s hands. Pjanic’s new club, meanwhile, is in a state of upheaval following an 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Head coach Quique Setien and football director Eric Abidal have already been retired. With the former being replaced by former Netherlands coach and ex-Barça defender Ronald Koeman. President Josep Maria Bartomeu, who has come under fire from the club’s setbacks and prepares for re-election next March. He also said several key players will be up for sale during the transfer window as the club hopes to rebound from yet another Champions League collapse.