Official: Barca confirm midfielder exit


FC Barcelona have confirmed that Miralem Pjanic has joined Besiktas on loan for the 2021/22 season, just one year after they bought him for a reported €60 million (R1 billion). 

Barca have made a big effort to offload players in an effort to free up their troublesome wage bill as much as possible, and Pjanic is the latest player to make an exit, albeit on a loan deal.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of Barcelona's notable departures in the transfer window

With the transfer window in Turkey still open, Football Italia has reported that the Turkish side will pay €2.7 million (R46 million) of his €8 million (R137 million) annual salary over the course of the loan. 

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Besiktas also do not have an option to make the player's move permanent, so Pjanic will return to the Camp Nou at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.   

The Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder made 30 appearances for the Catalan giants last season, and just 19 in LaLiga.

Scroll through the gallery below to see the 10 most expensive transfers that occurred in the latest window, per Transfermarkt

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