Paratici investigate Spurs loan for £ 54million Barcelona star
Spurs sporting director Fabio Paratici has reportedly approached Barcelona over a possible loan deal for Miralem Pjanic.
The Bosnian left Juventus for Camp Nou last summer but failed to establish himself in Ronald Koeman’s first team.
The midfielder only started six La Liga games in his debut season and sport (Going through Sports witness) claim that it is “expedited” on exit.
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The report says Pjanic “has a huge market” this summer and would prefer a return to Serie A, with Inter and AC Milan interested.
But Pjanic is believed to be only ready to return to Italy if Juventus make an offer to re-sign him.
His former club are keen to bring him back to the club on a two-year loan deal, but would force him to lower his salary requirements to do so.
And Spurs “Have also investigated” a loan transfer, Paratici would have made contact “during the last hours”.
The report speculates whether Paratici’s ties to Juventus – the club he left to join Spurs – will benefit him in Pjanic’s pursuit. They know each other well.
Pjanic would work under Nuno Espirito Santo if he moves to north London, as the former Wolves boss was officially announced on Wednesday as Tottenham’s new manager.
Speaking of the move, Nuno said: “When you have a quality and talented team, we want to make the fans proud and appreciate.
“It is a huge pleasure and honor (to be here), there is joy and I am happy and eager to start work.
“We have no days to lose and we have to start working immediately because the preseason starts in a few days.”
His appointment comes just weeks after the arrival of new director general of football Fabio Paratici.
Paratici added: “The brief for this appointment has always been clear, we wanted a head coach who can instill all the values that are important to this football club.
“You only have to look at Nuno’s time at Wolves to see his ability to take a group of players and implement an adaptive style that brings success and allows players to develop and prosper. We are all looking forward to starting what we hope will be a successful period with the club. “