Manchester United Liverpool target Miralem Pjanic admits 'truth' to exit rumours

Miralem Pjanic

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has thrown his future in the Italian capital into doubt.

The 24-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina international has been linked in recent transfer windows with potential moves to Premier League giants Manchester United, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur.

"I am used to these rumours, and I have to admit that there is some truth to some of these,” he explained.

The attacking midfielder arrived in Rome from Lyon in 2011 in a deal worth a reported €11 million but is now valued closer to €20 million after impressing in Serie A. His creative and technical prowess could be enough to inspire David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers to take another look at him this summer, especially given his imminently expiring contract, which enters its final year in June this year.

"Anyway, as I have always said, I am a Roma player and I still have one year on my contract. At the moment I cannot say with certainty what will happen, that's football,” he added.

Pjanic has the perfect opportunity to put himself in the shop window at the World Cup in Brazil this summer – he has nearly 50 caps for his country and is considered a key player in coach Safet Susic’s Bosnia and Herzegovina squad.

This season Pjanic has scored five goals and made six assists across 31 Serie A performances for the club that presently sit in second place in the Italian top tier behind Juventus. Manchester United and Tottenham’s ability to attract a player of his quality may well hinge upon access to Champions League football, something the Pjanic has admitted is an allure for him:

"After two difficult seasons, we can return (to the UEFA Champions League). We are very close as a group. We are playing well, we have given continuity to our game, particularly in view of the next Champions League."

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