The Bosnian midfielder recounted the dialogue he had with the Portuguese after his move to the culé team was closed
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It was the first reinforcement that Barcelona closed, even when the ball had not finished rolling last season. Miralem Pjanic , a 30-year-old midfielder, agreed to move from Juventus starring Cristiano Ronaldo to Catalonia in the exchange for Brazilian Arthur. In the operation, the Bosnian, the first stitch of the Vecchia Signora that won the Serie A in Italy, was valued at 65 million euros.
It could be said that the midfielder left his comfort zone to embark on a new challenge: at Juve he had four seasons of full continuity and great performance, in which he won seven titles .
The move represents for Pjanic to stop playing alongside CR7 to go on to combine his game with Lionel Messi, the Portuguese's antagonist in an exciting competition that has been at the highest level for 15 years. Now, what happened when Cristiano found out about his decision to go to the cast captained by La Pulga?
“When the transfer was made, he told me that he was very happy for me, that I would be happy here because the game in Spain is very good and strong. He felt bad that I was leaving Juventus, but he told me that he thinks I will have a lot of fun in a great team like Barcelona, “Miralem revealed in an interview with Mundo Deportivo .
When comparing the Portuguese with the Argentine, it was balanced. “The mentality is the important thing and the one they have is unique. They play for many years at a top level and for that you have to be focused on your work, you have to love football. They always want to improve in all competitions, they are an example for everyone ”, he showered them with praise.
Pjanic was introduced as a reinforcement on September 15 and will battle for a place in the midfield with names like Sergio Busquets and Frenkie De Jong. In his first hours in Catalonia he had also confessed his deep admiration for La Pulga: “I have played with great players like Cristiano or Totti. I have been lucky and they have been an example for me. Today I share a wardrobe with an alien, but here we will all be important, not just 11 . This will be important to achieve the objectives ”.
“This shirt is a dream for a child. It seemed unreal to me then. In recent years, Barça football has entertained everyone. They have shown supremacy over the rest ”, he was excited about his new home. And he will try to listen to Cristiano.