The midfielder had been tipped for a move to either Manchester United or, particularly, Chelsea during the summer of 2015, but he ultimately signed for La Liga heavyweights Barcelona.
Turan was made to wait for his Barca debut due to the club’s Fifa-imposed ban on registering new players. He eventually made his debut at the beginning of 2016, and has since featured seven times in the league for the Catalan giants, and made a further four appearances in the Copa del Rey.
Speaking to Turkish source Hurriyet [via Goal], the midfielder has revealed that it was a ‘dream’ to represent Barca, and that he never had any intention of joining either of the Premier League giants.
“I always dreamt of playing for Barca,” Turan began, “never Chelsea nor Manchester…only Barcelona.
“I always wished that I could one day play for Barca and be part of that team.
“Thank God it became true, I am enjoying playing for one of the best teams in the world.”
Turan, who is captain of the Turkish national side, began his career at Galatasaray, before enjoying four successful years at Atletico Madrid under Diego Simeone.
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