Miralem Pjanic has been talking about his impending move to Barcelona and says he is looking forward to a “big challenge” at the Camp Nou.

The 30-year-old will join from Juventus on a four-year contract at the end of the season in a deal that will see Arthur move the other way.

There’s been plenty of criticism about the deal, with Barca bringing in another veteran midfielder, but Pjanic is looking forward to life in La Liga.

“First impressions are very positive. It took a long time. There was talk about the transfer years ago, there were contacts, and now it’s finally over. 

“It wasn’t easy to leave a club like Juventus. It was hard for me, but well, if I had to leave, then it could only have been a club like Barcelona. That was my only option. It’s a big challenge and the crown of my career.