Arda Turanjustwentthroughhis first season as a player of Barcelona afterhavingjoined the Spanish club for a transferfee of €34 million as the Turkish midfielder completed his move from Athletic Madrid over to Barcelona.
Unfortunately for Arda Turan and for Barcelona, thistransferappears to have been a failure as the Turkishplayer has not settled in to Camp Nou and struggledtrying to findhis place in the team of Luis Enrique.
For the majority of the season, Turan has had a substitute role in Barcelona whichissurprising for a playerthatwassigned for a fee of €34 million, he was initially expected to become a regular starter for Barcelona after they splashed out so much cash.
During the first few months of ArdaTuran as a player of Barcelona, he was actually a starter but after a string of underwhelming results, his time in the main team started to get more limited.
One of the main reasons of why ArdaTuran was signed by Barcelona was because of his versatility. The 29 year old midfielder can be used to provide cover for Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and even Lionel Messi. In case that whenever of those players are injured and unable to play, Turan would be able to play in any of those positions.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are all of the clubs that are believed to bewilling on taking a risk and sign Arda Turandespitehisunderwhelmingdebutseasonwith Barcelona.
There are nowrumorsbeingspreadaround in relation to the future of Arda Turan as the question thatisstarting to riseis if Barcelona willkeephold of the Turkishplayer or sellhim to one of the interested clubs during the approachingsummertransferwindow.