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Pjanic: ‘…If an offer reaches Roma, then we’ll see.”

May 21, 2016 - 9:13 am

Miralem Pjanic has responded to rumours linking him to Juventus by admitting “if a formal offer reaches Roma, then we’ll see.”

The Roma midfielder has been linked with a move to Turin in recent weeks, and he was asked about the rumours ahead of Roma’s friendly match against Al Ahly.

“I still have two years on my contract with Roma. If a formal offer reaches Roma, then we’ll see.” Pjanic told Sada El Balad tv.

Roma have confirmed that Pjanic has a €38 million buyout clause, but it’s not certain that Juve would be prepared to pay the full free up-front.

The Bosnia intenational has 12 goals and 13 assists across all competitions for the Giallorossi this past season.

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    Dubaianconeri May 21, 2016 at 10:00 am

    he’s coming.

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      Moderator May 21, 2016 at 10:38 am

      If he had said ‘I’m staying at Roma, i love it here, blah blah blah’ i’d have have said we can move on…..but this sounds a little….different

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        BelgianJuventino May 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm

        It reads like “please come and get me” 😀

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        Dubaianconeri May 21, 2016 at 12:49 pm

        my thoughts exactly

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    Moderator May 21, 2016 at 10:40 am

    The fact that he would consider an offer *could* mean that he’s ready to move on – I’d love to have him at Juve, even at that price.

    He seems like a player hitting his prime, having his best season at Roma to date – Can see him fitting in to the Juve midfield very easily – could even mix it up and have a diamond of:

    Pjanic

    Pogba – Khedira

    Marchisio

    For now, i’ll dream, but i have a little hope that we might get our man

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      BelgianJuventino May 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      I think Roma made a big error putting “only” 38mill in his release clause. It is a just price, but they could demand far more.

      Adding him to the team would be a great addition!

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    duder1897 May 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Not sure why Juve would not be willing to pay €38m. That is totally fair price or perhaps even a bargain. The more this drags on the bigger the risk a United or Bayern could come and swoop and we end up with a lesser player. This wouldn’t be the first time that has happened. Just get it done!

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      Moderator May 21, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      it’s not the amount, it’s that we’d have to pay it all in one go, up front, no installments

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        duder1897 May 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

        So what? They have banks in Turin. Whether we pay Roma or a bank yearly installments is irrelevant. Real Madrid have been doing it for years.

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          Moderator May 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm

          my understanding is that he nature of the buyout clause is such that the full amount has to be paid up front, not in installments, and this is why Juve are hesitating. Out deals are normally structured in such a way that we spread out the payments – This would be a big hit, a one time payment, all in one go, and the club are reluctant to do so (This is based purely on what i’ve read in the various reports)

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            duder1897 May 28, 2016 at 12:36 pm

            Doesn’t matter. Just get a loan. Paying a bank €12m a year for 3 years is no different than paying Roma €12m a year.