Barcelona ready to swap Miralem Pjanic for Dutch striker

There’s nothing quite like deadline day of the summer

transfer window, and the latest news

from ESPN stands as evidence for the same.

The report says that Barcelona are open to

exchanging Miralem Pjanic for Sevilla’s Luuk de Jong.

Barça have been unable to find a way out for Pjanic

during this window as they had planned to, and thus,

could pursue this as their way out. While it helps

them offload a heavy earner, it also brings in a central

striker, as has been requested by Ronald Koeman

multiple times in the past month.

The team lost their primary goal-scoring source in

Lionel Messi when he departed for Paris Saint-Germain

and could reportedly transfer out Antoine Griezmann

to Atletico Madrid during the dying hours of the window.

De Jong signed for Sevilla in the summer of 2019 and

has not even been able to live up to his €12.5 million

price tag. With a grand total of ten goals spread

across 69 league appearances, he has now been

demoted to third-choice after the arrival of Rafa Mir

from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Koeman has worked with LdJ in the past with the

Netherlands national team, and their chemistry could

work for Barcelona. The Dutch manager pushed for

the signing of his compatriot a couple of weeks ago

and could finally be getting his man.

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