The transfer period in Spain is over. Barcelona can no longer be strengthened, but they can get rid of some players. Clubs in Russia and Turkey can still register new players, so Miralem Pjanic was offered to Russian champion Zenit.
Besiktas joined the race for his signature at the last minute, doing everything in its power to move the experienced midfielder to its ranks by the end of the day, on a one-year loan. Numerous media reported that the negotiations are at a later stage.
The club from Istanbul took a serious bite, they see the last part of the puzzle for defending the throne in Pjanić. The Eagles also want to make a result in the Champions League, where they are placed in a group with Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, and Sporting Lisbon.
They are aware that they have a chance to reach the eighth-finals, especially with the 31-year-old Bosnian in their ranks. That is why they want to finish everything about his engagement in the coming hours. The deadline for registering players for the elite competition is at midnight.
As things stand, they are doing well. The latest information indicates that Besiktas is ready to pay him a part of the annual salary in the amount of 3,000,000 euros.
Fiorentina and East
A private plane that would transfer him from Sarajevo (where he is with the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina) to Istanbul, is allegedly ready.
There is no place for Pjanić at Camp Nou. In the previous months, he was connected with the return to Juventus, which eventually gave up the idea of returning him, because Barcelona did not want to pay him a part of his annual income.
Fiorentina was also mentioned as an option, but the club from Florence decided on a far cheaper solution - Lucas Torreira from Arsenal. BiH national team player also has offers from the East on the table, but he allegedly wants to play at least another season at the top level in Europe, before he decides to fill his pockets with petrodollars.
It was even written that he could stay in Barcelona, despite the fact that he is not in Ronald Koeman's plans. He was ready to wait for a chance in Catalonia until the end of January so that he could decide his fate in the winter transfer window.
His agent Fali Ramadani still wants to find him a new club, so now Besiktas is the favorite for his signature. The club from Istanbul will sign him only if he agrees with Barça by the end of the day. The mediator in the business from the other Turkish side is the former representative of Serbia, Dusko Tosic.