Monday June 22 2020
Pjaca set for immediate return

Juventus loanee Marko Pjaca looks set to return from Brussels this summer, after only appearing four times since moving to Anderlecht in January.

The 25-year-old was loaned out to the Belgian for the remainder of the season, when Juventus chose to send the Croatian on another temporary spell, despite concrete interest from Cagliari in Serie A.

The Bianconeri unexpectedly renewed his contract at the Allianz Stadium until June 2023, highlighting their faith in the former Croatia international.

Cagliari were close to signing the winger on a permanent deal last winter, but the Old Lady opted to send him on his third loan spell after the arrival from Dinamo Zagreb in July 2016.

Anderlecth have an option of a further year in the current loan deal but reports that the cancelled season and the complications in Belgium have led to an immediate return after six months.

Pjaca contributed one goal in his four games in the Jupiler Pro League and will return to Turin without having strengthened his position in the transfer market.

The report claims his €3m-a-year salary could be difficult for Italian clubs to match and Pjaca could become a headache for sporting director Fabio Paratici, who must be creative to find a solution that suits all parties.

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