La Liga Winger Could Leave Barcelona On A Free Transfer

Barcelona's Arda Turan reacts.

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Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan could leave Nou Camp this summer on a free transfer, according to Sport.

Arda Turan had established himself as one of the menacing attackers in Europe during his four-year spell at Atletico Madrid, but he left Los Colchoneros to seal a dream summer move for Barcelona in 2015.

There is no denying that the Turkish International spent much of his time in Catalonia, stuck behind the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez.

And now, after having lost Neymar to PSG for a mammoth fee of £196m, Barca are strongly linked with players like Philippe Coutinho and Angel Di Maria, indicating that Turan won’t be a first choice player for the club in the 2017-18 campaign.

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In his 18-months spell at Barcelona, Turan managed just 23 starts for the Spanish giants, in addition to a solitary start in the Champions League.

And after having failed to find a regular starting place, the report in Sport claims that Turan is deemed as surplus to requirements by manager Ernesto Valverde, and the player is set to end his nightmare stay at Barcelona this summer.

Manchester United are linked with the 30-year-old, and in fact, Jose Mourinho is said to be a big fan of the player.

Considering the latest report in England, the Red Devils’ pursuit of signing an attacking winger is still on, and Turan could be the perfect addition for the Premier League Giants if they pull off the deal before the transfer window closes on August 31st.

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Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam  

United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.


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