September 21, 2021

Barcelona want to extend midfielder transfer deal, issue ultimatum on wages

Barcelona’s need to reduce the club’s wage bill has seen them issue an ultimatum to midfielder Miralim Pejnik. The Catalan club are keen to unload the midfielder as soon as possible to help Lionel Messi and others sign a new contract.

The Bosnian midfielder joined Juventus in Barcelona last summer in a deal that saw Brazil’s Arthur Mello move in the opposite direction. Pejnik failed to impress in his first La Liga campaign, providing no goals or assisting in 30 exhibitions in all competitions.

According to Spanish publishing gameBarcelona have received loan offers from three Italian clubs, Inter Milan, Juventus and AS Roma, but Pagan will have to cut key fees to secure the deal. Although the former Juventus midfielder is open to leaving Camp Nou this summer, he has not yet agreed to accept a lower salary than what he is earning.

La Liga companies are keen to move the deal forward Because they are anxious to get the players out of the wage bill. He has reportedly issued an ultimatum to the player and is ready to take action if he continues to oppose reducing pay demands.

In addition to Italian clubs, Pejnik has also attracted interest from clubs in the Premier League. Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have all been questioned, but the player is said to only want to return to Italy after leaving Barcelona this summer, his first priority over another former Juventus club.

Barcelona are looking to renew the deal by next week, and are hoping to persuade the player to reduce his demands and accept the move. Pjینکnik returned to pre-season duty with the Catalan outfit last week and will continue training with the first team until his future is decided.

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Bosnian midfielder Miralim Pagenik arrives at Juventus’ Contenta training ground in Turin
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