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FC Barcelona: The moment of truth for Pjanic

A At the beginning of August we will sit down with the sports management to decide on the definitive preparation of the squad. I have it decided to 99 percent”. Thus explained Xavi Hernandez In his last appearance of the tour of the United States, how was the situation of the squad at this point in the summer?

That there is an excess of players is evident. You have to give the definitive lease to the Output Operation. Among so much movement, there is an unexpected signing, that of Miralem Pjanic. Xavi recognized at the beginning of the American tour that the Bosnian is starting from scratch. That he could win the possibility of being part of the new Bara if he convinced him during the preseason. The Balkan media picked up the glove.

From what the Barça coach himself says, Pjanic he’s doing whatever it takes to stay on the team. The player from Egar is full of praise for the quality and style of play of the Bosnian. That, coming from one of the best midfielders in the history of the sport, is not anything.

Meanwhile, the player returned to Barcelona yesterday after taking advantage of the days off given by the coach to see his family. He is optimistic about the possibility of staying on the team.

Pjanic always regretted the treatment that Ronald Koeman gave him during his time as coach. When Xavi arrived, I admitted that he saw it as a possibility of finally making a career at Barcelona. In addition, the Bosnian was excited to be able to fulfill the dream of playing under the orders of one of his idols.

And if he stays?

Apart from the purely sporting decision by the coach, there are other factors that will influence the decision about Pjanic’s future. On the one hand, to see if a footballer of his career, who has always been important in the teams he has played for, is willing to assume a secondary role at Bara. With Busquets, Gavi y Pedribecoming a regular starter can be tricky.

If Pjanic’s answer is yes, we move on to the economic issue. And it would be to see how their integration into the team can fit in with financial fair play. In principle, it shouldn’t be too complicated, since the player accepted a significant salary drop at the time.

The last element to take into account is how its incorporation would affect the planning of the workforce. If Pjanic stayed in the team, it is likely that another midfielder would have to leave.

Ah, the name of Nico González enters the scene. The canterano could be forced to look for some type of cession to be able to add minutes. That’s the only important thing in his case right now. He needs to gain experience and if there are too many midfielders in the squad, that will be counterproductive.

In that case, both Xavi and the sports management will have to consider what is more interesting for the club: stay with a veteran player of proven quality or invest in the future of the entity by giving a young talent a chance. Xavi has gone from being short of players to living in abundance of resources.

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