New Barca signing handed No. 8 jersey

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LaLiga giants FC Barcelona have officially unveiled new signing Miralem Pjanic following his arrival from Serie A champions Juventus.

At the end of June, Barca confirmed that an agreement had been reached with Juve for Pjanic's services ahead of the 2020/21 season, with the Bosnia and Herzegovina star joining the club on a deal that could rise to €65 million (R1.2 billion).

Scroll through the gallery above for some of the first images of Pjanic at Barcelona

The 30-year-old was officially unveiled on Tuesday afternoon, when it was also revealed that he would wear the club's famous No. 8 jersey most recently worn by Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo, who has completed a move in the opposite direction.

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"I am very motivated and I am really looking forward to getting playing and winning. In the dressing room, I have seen the history behind the team. It is a great opportunity for me," Pjanic told the club's official website.

"I would have liked to have signed earlier for Barca. I have dreamed of this since I was young and I am very happy to form part of this extraordinary club. I have come to the biggest club in the world and I will give everything so that people will remember me. I will be happy that way." 

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