New Barcelona signing Pjanic: I'm proud to be here - and happy Leo staying

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New Barcelona signing Miralem Pjanic is happy Lionel Messi has decided to stay.

Pjanic, who was part of a swap deal which involved Arthur joining his former side Juventus, was finally unveiled by Barca today.

The midfielder will take Arthur's No 8 shirt which has also been worn by club legend Andreas Iniesta.

"Leo has his home here and I can only imagine him here," said the midfielder.

"It would have been strange to see him in another shirt. He's perhaps the best player ever and it's huge to have him alongside us."

The Bosnia international went on to share his pride at completing his switch to LaLiga.

"It is a great pride for me to be here. I hope to stay here in the years to come and win titles with the club.

"For me, playing is a dream. Being part of this club is something extraordinary. I am very grateful for everything I have done in my career. Today I am in the best team in the world.

"Last season was unfortunate, and the COVID-19. The break was complicated, but there are things that happen in football and we have to look forward. Barca will be great again. Sharing a dressing room with Messi and with everyone is a great opportunity and a dream."