Liverpool could be set to bring Roma star Miralem Pjanic to Anfield in the summer, according to reports, as they look to find a long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard.
The skipper’s imminent exit has led to much speculation over who could come in and fill the void left by him, and Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Pjanic could be that man.
The reports claim the Reds have prepared a €30m offer for the Bosnian, earning an annual wage of €4m in the process. That is more than he currently earns at Roma.
Gazzetta one of several Italian newspapers to cover Liverpool approach for Pjanic. Seems to have started in Bosnia. pic.twitter.com/19lKDghiP4
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 8, 2015
The 24-year-old is a superb central midfielder with great technical ability and terrific dribbling skills, as Nikola Mitrovic outlined for This Is Anfield last year, and he would be a great acquisition.
Pjanic has already won 56 caps for Bosnia, and he has been integral to Roma’s success since joining from Lyon in 2011.
Although perhaps not that similar to Gerrard in style, he lacks the Liverpool captain’s drive and passion, but is more aesthetically pleasing, he has the leadership skills and talent to thrive as the Reds’ new talisman.
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