Barcelona – Naples (Saturday, time 22:00, Digi Sport 1)
Manchester City – Real Madrid (Friday now 22:00, Digi Sport 1)
Summer 2015, Arda Turan arrived at the Camp Nou as a big star. The Catalans paid 34 million euros for their transfer from Atletico Madrid, but could not use the Turks until the return of that season, due to the ban on transfers from Barcelona which was still in force.
Unfortunately, Arda’s move to the “Blaugrana” group was not happy for the Turkish midfielder. During the first three seasons, Turan collected only 55 games in the Barcelona shirt, in all competitions and scored 15 goals. 2018 Catalans they borrowed it for two and a half seasons, in Basaksehir, and at the beginning of this year Arda Turan unilaterally signed his contract with Barcelona.
The midfielder’s save with 100 matches in the Turkish national team came from the team where he trained as a football player, Galatasaray. The group “Cimbom” announced that Arda Turan will be part of Fatih Terim’s team from next season.
In recent years, Arda Turan has “played” more off the field
Turan also did not live up to expectations in Basaksehir. During the two years spent on the champion in Turkey, the midfielder captured only 39 matches, most of them from the reserve position and scored 2 goals. In 2019, the Turk was sentenced to 2 years, 8 months and 15 days in prison, with suspension, after a scandal. Arda Turan was accused of firearms, possession of unlicensed firearms and bodily injury.
During his time at Atletico, Arda won La Liga, Europa League, Copa del Rey, but also helped Atleti play in the UCL final in 2014. Arda Turan won 6 trophies with Barcelona: the title in La Liga (2016), two Spanish cups (2016 , 2017), a Spanish Super Cup (2016), a European Super Cup (2015) and a Club World Cup (2015).
- Arda Turan has 9 gigs this season for Istanbul Basaksehir
- Arda managed 44 goals and 76 assists in his first period at Galatasaray
- Turan scored 16 goals for the Turkish national team
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