Barcelona confirm £59m deal for Miralem Pjanic


Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have actually signed new 1 year offers to stay at the Allianz Arena.

Barcelona have actually signed midfielder Miralem Pjanic from Juventus in a deal worth 65 million euros (₤5939 m) simply hours after validating Arthur Melo had actually relocated the opposite instructions.

The Spanish champions had earlier revealed that Brazil international Arthur had joined Juventus in a deal worth a preliminary 72 million euros (₤6606 m).

Bosnia and Herzegovina international Pjanic’s finalizing was likewise verified on the very same day that Juve club stalwarts Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini signed new 1 year offers to stay at the Allianz Arena.

NEWEST NEWS|Contract with @juventusfcen for the transfer of @Miralem_Pjanic Welcome! ❤ #PjanicCuler

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 29, 2020

Barcelona stated in a declaration on their official website: “FC Barcelona and Juventus have actually reached an arrangement for the transfer of player MiralemPjanic The expense of the operation will be 60 million euros plus 5m in variables.

“The player will sign a contract with the club for the next four seasons, until the end of the 2023/24 season, with a buy out clause of 400million euros.”

An earlier Barca declaration concerning Arthur’s switch to Italy checked out: “FC Barcelona and Juventus FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Arthur Melo. The Italian club will pay 72 million euros, plus 10 million euros in variables.”

Barca verified both Pjanic and Arthur will join their particular new clubs at the end of the 2019/20 season.

NEWEST NEWS|Contract with @juventusfcen for the transfer of @arthurhromelo

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 29, 2020

Pjanic started his profession at French club Metz and after a spell at Lyon he proceeded to Roma, where he made 200 appearances in 5 seasons prior to finalizing for Juventus in 2016.

He won 3 Serie A titles, 2 Coppa Italia crowns and one Italian Super Cup with Juventus.

Arthur joined the ruling LaLiga champions from Gremio in 2018 and has actually gone on to make 72 appearances for the club, winning the league title and the Spanish Super Cup in his first season.

Buffon and Chiellini, on the other hand, will stay with the Serie A leaders, who are going after a ninth successive Scudetto this season, up until completion of the 2020-21 campaign.

Giorgio Chiellini, centre, and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will stay at Juventus for another season (Nick Potts/PA)

Buffon, 42, joined Juventus from Parma in 2001 and has actually made over 500 appearances for the Bianconeri, going back to Turin at the start of this season following a 1 year spell at Paris St Germain.

The World Cup- winning goalkeeper has actually played a back- up role to former Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny, however will continue with the club up until a minimum of completion of next season.

Captain Chiellini, who has actually been at Juventus for 16 years, has actually likewise signed a new 12- month extension.

The 35- year-old centre-back joined from Livorno in 2004 and has actually made 509 appearances for the club in all competitions.

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