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Tottenham: Pjanic available on a free transfer

A big update has emerged over Tottenham target Miralem Pjanic, regarding how much Barcelona want for his services…

What’s the talk?

According to Mundo Deportivo, as transcribed by AS, Barcelona are preparing to allow Tottenham target Miralem Pjanic to leave on a free transfer. The Spanish giants are willing to part ways with the Bosnian, and Samuel Umtiti, for nothing in order to finance a contract extension for Lionel Messi.

Spurs are reportedly looking at Pjanic as a potential target as they weigh up midfield changes this summer following Nuno Santo’s arrival at the club from Wolves.

Would Pjanic be a good signing?





Fans will be elated

Tottenham fans will be elated after reading this update on the midfielder. Barcelona are sacrificing a transfer fee for Pjanic’s services in order to deal with their own finances and Spurs could benefit from that by swooping in and snapping him up for a bargain.

Fabio Paratici could add an experienced, quality, midfield option to Santo’s squad without paying a penny in transfer fees for him, which could be a big boost for the London club.

Fans would be delighted to see a player of his pedigree walk through the door on the cheap. Pjanic has proven his quality at the top level over the past decade or so, playing in La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.

Across 13 campaigns in Europe’s top five leagues, the 31-year-old has averaged a WhoScored rating of 7.13 – highlighting his quality. He has been able to remain consistent over the course of a number of years and that bodes well for a transfer to England, as he has been able to adapt throughout his career.

The Athletic’s Ralph Honigstein once lauded the Bosnian as “world-class” and former Roma coach Rudi Garcia labelled him as a genius for his ability from set-pieces.

He said:

“I am very happy for Adem Ljajic, and I knew at the break we’d probably struggle on set plays. Other than those, we weren’t really allowing any chances.

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“How did we resolve the situation? Gave Pjanic the ball and watched him score a genius free kick.”

The £270k-per-week gem, therefore, could be an exceptional signing for Spurs this summer. He could come in and add a new dimension to the midfield dynamic, with no Tottenham midfielder able to reach a WhoScored rating of 7.00 or higher in the Premier League last term.

This is why Spurs fans would love to see the Barcelona man at the club next season, with his amazing set-pieces and metronomic play in midfield potentially improving the club’s chances of competing for a Champions League place as his recent performances have proved that he is a level above Santo’s current midfield options.

The fact that such a top player, one who Spurs are said to be interested in, is available for free should be music to the ears of Tottenham fans, now it’s up to Paratici to get a deal done.

AND in other news, Spurs submit official bid to land 16 G/A dynamo, he’s an upgrade on Steven Bergwijn…

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