Miralem Pjanic took a 60% pay cut with Barcelona before moving on loan


Barcelona have cut down their cost in the wage bill by a lot after selling a number of players in the transfer market. While they were able to have some more relief after agreeing on a season-long loan for Miralem Pjanic with Besiktas. And more good news for Barcelona as before flying for Turkey Pjanic agreed to take a 60% pay cut.

The 31-year-old joined Barcelona last season in a swap deal involving Arthur Melo signing for Juventus. Joining the Catalans, it seemed it produce the same magic in the midfield as he used to do for Juventus. But Pjanic failed to establish himself at Barcelona playing only 30 matches in which most are substitute appearances.

As a result of which the manager Ronald Koeman and Catalans fans were disappointed with him urging the club to sell him. But despite many moves by Barcelona, they couldn’t offload the midfielder before the transfer deadline. However, at last, Barcelona agreed on a loan move for Pjanic to Besiktas with the Super Lig transfer window open until September 8.

And before making his to the Turkish club, Pjanic agreed to take a 60% pay cut with Barcelona. Following which he is no more one of the top earners and giving Barcelona some relief in the wage bill.

Pjanic has joined Besiktas on a season-long move with the Turkish club paying €2.7 million of his wages and the rest paid by Barcelona. And as the loan deal ends the midfielder will be back with the La Liga side as there is no clause of making it a permanent deal. However, it is unlikely that he would stay at Barcelona next season with both Koeman and the club not considering him part of future plans. And with his 60% pay cut, it would be easy to sell him.

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