I have nothing against Pjanic. He should be a starter as long he doesn't do dumb shit like giving a bouncing ball to Blaise when he is trapped by two players. I was talking about 2-3 seasons from now.
I think you are underestimating SMS and Bentancur.
SMS is able to create something from nothing. Like Paulo's best feat is his ability to receive a ball and turn opposing player. SMS can do it also, but he is also a physical powerhouse.
Nah, his price is definitely down. Lotito was also banking on SMS tearing everyone apart on WC, and it also didn't happen. And this season Luis Alberto sucks, Immobile sucks, SMS can't do it alone.
He is no one season wonder of course, he would do really good here.