For the past week or so, the reports we’ve been hearing about Miralem Pjanic’s contract extension was that it’s basically a done deal with only the final details to be worked out.
Apparently those details have been worked out.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport Italia , Juventus and Pjanic’s camp have agreed to a two-year contract extension that will see his current deal, one that expires in 2021, stretched out until the end of the 2022-23 campaign. And, as is a surprise to no one, Pjanic will receive a nice little raise after putting pen to paper on the brand new deal, officially becoming both one of Juventus’ highest-paid players as well as there being another clear signal that they view the 28-year-old Bosnian is a crucial player in Juve’s new project.
This summer was different than others considering the rumors of Pjanic potentially departing were a constant rather than just something that popped up out of the grass and then disappeared a couple hours later. Barcelona reportedly had interest. He was linked with big-money English sides like Manchester City and Chelsea. We heard prices upward of €100 million as to what it make take to pry Pjanic away from the seven-time defending Italian champions this summer.
In the end, it was all for naught.