Despite receiving multiple bids for the player's services, Pjanic and Metz reached an agreement with Olympique Lyonnais for the player's move on June 6, 2008. Pjanic agreed to a five-year deal, including a transfer fee of EUR7.5 million plus potential incentives. He was given the number 10 shirt.
Miralem Pjanic was born on January 4, 1984 in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). His father Slavić played as a midfielder for Olimpija Ljubljana and Red Star Belgrade during the 1970s and 1980s. His mother Amela was also a professional basketball player who played in the WNBA. She represented the United States at the 1978 World University Games in Japan. Miralem has two siblings: a brother named Marko who is also a professional soccer player and a sister named Sanja who plays handball for Fenerbahce Istanbul.
He started his career at his local club OFK Beograd before moving to France in 2003 when he signed with AS Monaco. There he won the French Cup in his first season. In 2007, he moved to Roma where he became one of the main players under manager Fabio Capello. In 2010, he joined Juventus but after only three seasons he moved to Lyon where he has been ever since.
Pjanic represented Luxembourg at the junior level, but he elected to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at the senior level.
Miralem Pjanic has agreed to a deal to FC Barcelona from Juventus. The procedure will cost 60 million euros + 5 million in variable costs. The player will sign a four-year deal with the club through the conclusion of the 2023/24 season, with a 400 million euro buyout clause.
Pjanic signed to a four-year contract with Roma for a EUR11 million transfer fee on August 31, 2011. He scored his first Roma goal against Lecce. The game ended 2-2 and Roma won it on penalties.
He is a central defender who can also play as a defensive midfielder. Born in Yugoslavia, he is a youth product of Partizan Belgrade and made his senior debut in 2008. That same year, he was called up by Serbia national team for their UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying matches against Israel and Lithuania. He had only been with the club for a few months when he was called into the Serbian squad.
Miralem Pjanić came to prominence while playing for Partizan Belgrade. In 2007, at the age of 18, he became one of Europe's most promising young talents when he scored both goals in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final against Manchester United. This led to numerous big clubs showing an interest in him but Roma decided to give him a tryout. They saw something special in him from the beginning and after just a few months with them, he had already become a key player for them. In 2011, he helped Roma win its first Coppa Italia title since 1974.
On June 21, 2010, Olympique de Marseille reported that a deal had been struck with Osasuna for Azpilicueta's move in a four-year contract for EUR 7.6 million. The Navarrese announced the agreement a week later, with the transfer price potentially rising to EUR9.5 million based on appearances. The club also confirmed that another Spaniard, defender Jordi Mboula, would be joining them on a free transfer.
Before moving to Spain, Azpilicueta played for Chelsea and St. Mirren in the English Premier League. He made his debut for Chelsea against Portsmouth on May 23, 2005, and scored his first goal three games later against West Bromwich Albion. After making 39 appearances for Chelsea, he moved to Scotland where he spent two seasons with St. Mirren. He helped the club win the Scottish Cup in 2006 before leaving to join Marseille.
In France, Azpilicueta has become a regular at Marseille's left back position and has earned 35 caps for his country over the last eight years. He was part of the Spain squad that won the European Championships in 2012 and 2016, as well as the Olympics four years ago in London.
He joined Marseille from Chelsea for an initial fee of €7.5 million (U$10.5 million) with additional bonuses depending on appearances.
He played for the under-16 squad that won the Championnat National des 16 ans in 2005-06 and signed a five-year elite deal with the club after the season. Pjanic was promoted to the club's amateur squad in the Championnat de France Amateur for the 2007-08 season after spending the 2006-07 season with the club's under-18 team. He made his debut on August 12, 2007 in a 1-0 loss against Boulogne.
Miralem Pjanic started his career as a forward but soon became known for his accurate free kicks, which he has been taking since he was a teenager. He has represented Italy at various levels from under-17 to under-21, earning 31 caps in total. He is also a former member of the Italian national team who currently plays for Roma.
Pjanic came up through the youth ranks at Roma and made his first-team debut in the Coppa Italia in 2013-14. That year, he helped the team win its first trophy in over 20 years by winning the cup. He also made two appearances in the UEFA Champions League that season as Roma was knocked out by Chelsea in the quarterfinals. The following season, he played all 90 minutes in both legs as Roma was defeated by Bayern Munich in the last eight of the competition. Pjanic scored his first goal for the club in the 2015-16 season during a 3-1 win over Atalanta. He went on to help Roma win its second consecutive title that season.