It seems as if Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of this Barcelona star…
It’s being said that Barcelona are willing to let a number of players leave in January, with one of them being a target for Arsene Wenger’s side.
Sport are reporting that Turkish international Arda Turan is being allowed to leave the Catalan giants in the winter transfer window, and with the Daily Mail stating that the north London side are interested in the midfielder, it seems as if Arsenal’s hopes of landing the player may have been given a boost.
Since his arrival in Catalonia in 2015, the midfielder has had a successful time with Ernesto Valverde’s side.
In 55 appearances for the Spanish giants, Turan has managed to score 15 and assist 11, a record that should be deemed a decent seeing as the player often starts on the bench.
Since his move two years ago, Turan has helped Barcelona win one La Liga title, two Copa Del Rey’s and one Spanish Super Cup.
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Before his move to Barca, Turan was a key player for fellow Spanish side Atletico Madrid. During his time with Los Rojiblancos, the former Galatasaray man managed to clock up a record of 22 goals and 32 assists in 178 games.
During his time with Diego Simeone’s side, Turan managed to help his side win one La Liga title and one Copa Del Rey, a decent return seeing as Atletico had to compete against both Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Should Arsenal end up signing Turan, it’ll be interesting to see if the player can rediscover the form we saw his achieve during his time in the Spanish capital.