High Time To Let Go?
Since his arrival in Camp Nou, the Turkish Midfielder made only 36 appearances in the Barcelona jersey. He did not play for his first six month due to a transfer ban preventing FCB from registering him in the squad. Can you guess who is he? Yes, we are talking about Arda Turan, the attacking midfielder of Barcelona who won his 100th cap as a Turkish International last week.
Turan joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid back in July 2015 and has struggled to hold a regular position in the playing XI.
This injury prone Turkish has missed the squad in FCB 24 times since his arrival. Adductor problems, Abductor tears, Back trouble, Metatarsal bone bruise made him suffer since the year began.
It has been cleared that The Catalan Coach Valverde has no future plan with Arda as he only makes his appearance as an experimental substitution or an injury change.
Meanwhile, as the Midfield crisis is growing up days after days in Camp Nou, The Gunners made their move, doing their utmost to convince for a Ozil – Turan swap.
According to a Spanish newspaper, Arsenal has offered £23million for Turan. And Barca was keen to offload the former Atletico star and asked about involving Ozil in the deal. However, the negotiation broke down due to Turan’s interest on Monaco move.
His agent Jorge Mendes has visited the office of Ligue 1 clubs this week to talk further about the transfer issue and maybe a deal is forthcoming due to Mendes’s healthy relationship with them.
However, the recent news revealed about Valverde’s interest on Jean Michael Seri. This Ivory Coast International is a central midfielder by position and has scored 11 times in his 77 appearances since his arrival in Nice in the year 2015.
Further more, the experts are showing interest in the Arsenal move of Arda Turan. Arsenal is struggling at 8th position in the ongoing EPL. The midfield consisting Xhaka- Ramsay- Wilshere is struggling to get the things right which is now becoming a headache after rumors of Sanchez-Ozil departure news.
Arsenal was strongly interested in the Barcelona midfielder in the summer but decided not to table an offer. However, according to some sources, Wenger reignited his interest in the 30-year-old and may bid in the January window. Arsene Wenger has shown interest in the Lyon striker Lacazette.
Riyad Mehraz has also be linked alongside. Turan as an attacking midfielder. This pair looks so appropriate to replace Sanchez – Ozil duo as this two stars had shown their interest to leave Emirates.
On the other hand, Barcelona needs a quality midfield dominance in the squad, where Ozil may be a tailor-fit combination. In his 122 appearances, he scored 22 times and few were the match-winning goal in Arsenal. Though the German star player never said anything about the Barcelona move clearly he may leave Emirates in the January Window.
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