There are signings that seem destined to succeed and others that simply start crashing from the beginning. Josep Bartomeu He knows this last case well, since he has made several signings like this. Dembèlè, Coutinho, Griezmann… There are not a few failures that accumulate the directive of Josep Bartomeu. But surely none like Arda Turan. The Turk has been five years belonging to the Fútbol Club Barcelona in which he has barely played a year and a half with the team.
Arda Turan arrived in the summer of 2015 but he couldn’t play until January. Barcelona was sanctioned without being able to sign anyone and the former Atlético had to wait until the winter window to be registered in order to debut. In his first year he played minutes, but did not reach the level he had found with the Cholo Simeone.
Everyone thought that in his second year the player would be essential, but nothing could be further from reality. Despite not having bad numbers, he scored 13 goals in total, Arda Turan was not the undisputed starter. Little by little he lost prominence and during the last two months of competition he played nothing.
Barcelona lost faith in him and the player began his journey of assignments for Turkey. Arda Turan lost the north. He hardly played and made headlines for his problems off the court. He was caught in a disco with a gun and almost went to jail. Barcelona wanted to break the contract with him but the player did not accept anything other than full payment of his chip.
It has not been played since December 1. He has been without a team and without training. Barcelona did not want to see him and gave him the freedom to stay at home. Arda Turan has spent the last 6 months of his contract has spent them at home in Turkey, collecting from Barcelona but without giving anything in exchange to the club.
An absolute failure, a nightmare that ends tomorrow for Barça.