Player of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Miralem Pjanic, revealed in an interview for French Canal Plus that he decided at the last minute to leave Barcelona and be temporarily in Besiktas and added that he plans to return to this club in June next year.
At the beginning of this year, Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman wrote off Pjanic from all combinations in the Catalan team and gave a chance to younger players who come from the youth team, and in the end, our player was forced to leave the club. It happened because his career would stagnate as long as Koeman is there.
Going to Besiktas proved to be the right move from the very beginning, but Pjanic recently suffered an injury and is currently in the process of rehabilitation so he could return to the field. In an interview with French media, he mentioned he plans to return to Barcelona after his loan period expires.
“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 and 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 played only 30 games for Barcelona with Koeman in all competitions (19 in La Liga, 8 in the Champions League, 1 in the Spanish Cup, and 2 games in the Super Cup), while he played 5 matches in Besiktas and recorded three assists.
Our player has signed a contract with Barcelona that lasts until 2024.