Real Madrid could be in for a busy transfer this summer.
The reports in Spain suggested that Real Madrid are linked with Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
The 28-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international joined Juventus from Roma for a fee in the region of 32 million euros in July 2016. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
Pjanic has played 125 times for Juventus since signing from Roma, scoring 19 goals and creating 32 assists in that time.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team, Pjanic won 85 caps and he scored 11 goals.
Zinedine Zidane wants to sign a new midfielder and Miralem Pjanic is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Zidane wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Miralem Pjanic has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to Football Espana, “Real Madrid are monitoring the possibility of a move for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic despite the Italian champions asking price of €80m, say Diario AS. The Bosnia & Herzegovina international penned a new contract at the Bianconeri last summer but the report claims he will talk to the club regarding his future again this summer. AS draw on a report from Il Bianconero claiming that the 28-year-old, who is the club’s third highest earner (behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala) could be open to a move away from Italy.”
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Juventus would be wise to keep the Bosnia and Herzegovina international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Signing the 28-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Zinedine Zidane.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Real Madrid.
How strong that interest is and whether Real Madrid will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.