Maurizio Sarri, coach of Juventus Turin, did not want to talk this Thursday about the hypothetical exchange of his club with Barcelona, the Bosnian Miralem Pjanic passing the Catalan team and the Brazilian Arthur Melo to Turin, but expressed his 'displeasure' that the Barcelona coach Quique Setién talks about the still Juventino midfielder.
“Arthur is a Barcelona player and I find it ugly that I started talking about him. I didn't like it when Setién talked about Pjanic … I, of course, don't talk about (a player from another club)”, Sarri commented, in a press conference prior to the league game against Lecce.
In recent days, speculation has intensified about the hypothetical exchange Pjanic (30 years old) -Arthur (23 years old), between Juventus Turin and Barcelona, which according to what was pointed out two days ago by Italian media would be under a curious formula: The Turin club would pay 80 million euros for the Brazilian, while the Barcelona entity would pay for the Bosnian 70 million, plus another 5 in variables according to some objectives.
Sarri, who sees how his team already leads Serie A with four points of advantage over the second classified, Lazio, who fell last night on his visit to Atalanta, when asked about the possible departure of Pjanic, according to Italian media, said know nothing and commented that the Bosnian “He is not a player who is in discussion from the technical level”, in addition to pointing out that if it is transferred “it would be for other reasons”.
“He is a player of all my confidence, who has had a difficult time, who has had a drop in his performance, must react quickly, and not create major mental problems if he fails in one or two games. I am happy with him, I am sure which has ample room for improvement “Sarri comments.