Why offloading Arda Turan is the only way forward for Barcelona

Arda Turan has been abysmal since joining Barcelona in the summer of 2015. Signed for €34 million plus seven in variables, the former Atletico Madrid star was meant to be competing with Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic for a regular spot in Barca’s starting eleven. Three years and only 55 appearances later, it is safe […]

Barcelona foolish to reject €50M offer for Arda Turan

Arda Turan has been thoroughly disappointing during his time at Barcelona. Signed from Atletico Madrid for a remarkable €34+7million in the summer of 2015, the Turkish international was heavily tipped to become a regular starter who could take the Catalans’ attack into the next level. Regrettably, the Camp Nou giants are left with no option […]

Andres Iniesta under threat of losing place in Barcelona XI

Andres Iniesta is, for the first time in nearly a decade, under a real threat of losing his spot in Barcelona’s starting XI. Despite being one of the most successful players in the Catalans’ over 115 years of history, the truth is that past achievements count for nothing in the ever-changing world of modern football. […]

Arda Turan can battle Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic for starting berth at Barcelona

Signing a midfielder who much of the football world feel falls into that much-vaunted category of ‘world class’ status would normally bring universal approval among supporters of the star’s new club. The €34-million euro signing of Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid though seems to have Barcelona fans slightly divided. On the one hand the majority […]

Arda Turan ready for gruelling challenge at Barcelona

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have agreed to a deal to bear the rights of Turkish sensation Arda Turan. The two club sides settled for a fee of €34 million plus a potential €7 million in bonuses, Arda reportedly put pen to paper on a five year contract worth approximately €8M per season. As a result of the […]

Arda Turan transfer to Barcelona tainted by institutional dysfunction

Arda Turan can be proud about having played a decisive role in bringing the La Liga, Copa del Rey, Europa League, Spanish Super Cup and European Super Cup titles to Atletico Madrid during his time. However, despite being a fans’ favourite at the Vicente Calderon stadium, the 28-year-old has now reached a point in his […]

Paul Pogba, Arda Turan represent midfield evolution at Barcelona

After years of Barcelona’s approach being based on endless sequences that had to inevitably pass though the boots of Xavi and Andres Iniesta, the Asturian manager slowly but surely moved toward a more direct, less speculative system. Horizontal passing was replaced by a mixture of quicker combinations from the wings and longer diagonal balls into […]

Arda Turan, Pedro, Marc Bartra, Jordi Alba, Martin Montoya | Barca Top 5

Arda Turan’s agent in talks Barcelona, amongst others Paul Pogba may not be Barcelona’s only midfield target. Arda Turan has confirmed that he is on his way out of Atletico, telling followers on his official Twitter page: “The transfer rumors are not entirely correct. My agent is currently in touch with 3-4 clubs. I will update […]