Pjanic’s Agent: “He Almost Left Roma!”


Michele Gerbino, the agent of Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic, issued this statement regarding his client:

“Roma have had a great start to the season and have showed great consistency, concentration, and self-confidence. Miralem came back to play at this high level. The secret lies in the simplicity and thoroughness of the work of the new coach Garcia. The criticism received in the past? The boy is mature and has accepted this criticism responsibly with extreme awareness. To be fair, we must point out that the criticism came from a small part of the fans. The love and support of the Giallorossi supporters has never been absent, even in times of difficulty for the team, it is nice to see their Facebook posts and understand how loved he (Miralem) is.”

The New Manager

“The relationship with Garcia is excellent. There is honesty, trust, and respect for each other. The French coach moreover, is well aware of Miralem’s potential since he knew of his time at Metz and wanted to invest in him. What was missing with the previous manager (Zeman)? It is difficult to say. Even the relationship with Luis Enrique was great, with Zeman…let’s say that the Bohemian technician legitimately sees football in a different way.”


“We the entourage of the player have a very good relationship with the leadership of Roma. We know that currently there are other priorities with respect to the renewal of Miralem, who still has two years of the contract. Renewal talks are on the agenda but there is no meeting scheduled. Sooner or later we’ll talk, without any rush or pressure. I’d love for both sides to continue this journey together. Pjanic has never hidden that he is happy in Rome: he gets along well with his teammates, he loves the city, and is very happy. ”

Transfer Rumors

“In the summer, the possibility of leaving Roma was very real. Many clubs inquired about Pjanic, especially Tottenham, Zenit, and Atletico Madrid. The new coach intervened to block the sale because, as I said, he has so much belief in the boy and this season is going to prove that.”

The Derby v. Lazio

“I see Miralem doing very well, regardless of whether it is the Derby or not. He is 100% prepared before each match. The group has the desire to rebuild. Pjanic will do everything to help win the Derby. He was not happy with the exclusion in the Italian Cup final. The Derby is an opportunity for everyone to take the field and get a positive result.”

Source(s): CalcioMercato.it