In one of the most enthralling transfer stories of the season, Arda Turan has signed for Barcelona in a €34million deal by agreeing a 5-year contract with the Catalan club.
Photo Confirmation: Barcelona announce Turan transfer
Turan will not available for selection until January as Barcelona are still serving the one-year ban imposed on them by the UEFA for breaching the rules for signing under-aged players.
Turan will only be available to them from January 2016. It is still uncertain of the method in which Turan wil spend his next 6 months as he cannot afford to represent a big team in European competition as it will stop him from being a part of Barcelona’s Champions League campaign next season.
Barcelona have signed Sevilla Alexis Vidal in similar manner where the right-back will only be allowed to join Barcelona from January 2016.
Turan was poised to make a move to Premier League by admitting to be in contact with three premier league clubs. There were wide rumors of Turan joining Chelsea after his former teammate Diego Costa went on to the extent of discussing how much he likes the Kebabs made at Turan’s place.
Despite the interest from both Chelsea and Manchester United, Turan has opted to stay in La Liga and will join one of the best teams in the world right now and will make theme even stronger.