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Tottenham And Barcelona Target Says He Is Happy At Roma

by The Newshound

Miralem Pjanic Roma

Playmaker distances himself from talk of a move to White Hart Lane or the Nou Camp.

Miralem Pjanic claims he would be happy to remain at Roma as speculation regarding his future intensifies.

The highly-rated forward is said to have attracted interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona ahead of the January transfer window.

Pjanic first caught the eye during his time with Lyon, with his efforts earning him a switch to Italy in August 2011.

His development has continued in Serie A, sparking speculation that he may be ready to take another step up.

Pjanic concedes that anything is possible, with every player having a price, but he insists it is his intention to honour a contract at Roma which is due to run until 2015.

“I am happy at Roma because the fans love me and my work is appreciated by everyone,” he said in L’Equipe.

“Of course you never know what can happen, but I am under contract and I want to fulfil it.”

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Tottenham have been linked with a number of creative midfielders since the departures of Luka Modric and Rafa van der Vaart in the summer – with Joao Moutinho, Christian Eriksen of Ajax and now Roma’s Miralem Pjanic suggested as possible replacements.

But, following the collapse of Moutinho’s deadline day deal from Porto, another target could be set to slip through the net, after Pjanic stressed he is happy at Roma.

His statement is something of a surprise given that it was widely thought Pjanic was unahppy in Rome, having mainly been used as a sub this season.

There’s no doubting that the Bosnia and Herzegovina playmaker is a fine talent, however, and even if the Serie A giants did decide to sell, there is no guarantee that Pjanic would opt for White Hart Lane, with the above source suggesting that Barcelona are also tracking the 22-year-old.

A move to Catalonia really would be a surprise given the creative talent at Barca’s disposal but you never know in football.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas, meanwhile, will be desperately hoping at least one of his creative targets is keen on a move to North London…or the Portuguese will have to keep playing Tom Huddlestone…

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