Barcelona’s wait to dump Arda Turan seems to be more likely to proceed after his potential suitors Besiktas confirmed that they’re but to make a transfer for the midfielder regardless of being excited by signing him.
The Catalan giants are desirous to promote Turan and can sanction the transfer if an acceptable provide arrives throughout the January switch window.
The 30-year-old has made simply 55 appearances for Barcelona since becoming a member of from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and isn’t a part of supervisor Ernesto Valverde’s plans. He has not made a single look this marketing campaign and the La Liga outfit are eager to take him off their wage invoice.
The Turkey worldwide has been linked with a transfer away from the Camp Nou because the summer season, however the membership haven’t obtained any concrete provide to promote the attacking midfielder, who normally performs on the wings. Arsenal were said to be potential suitors, whereas there have been additionally talks a couple of transfer to China.
Nevertheless, in current weeks, a possible return to his homeland seems to be essentially the most beneficial possibility, with Besiktas and former membership Galatasaray confirming their curiosity in signing him. According to Spanish publication Marca, Turan’s excessive wages, reportedly €9m each year, is the stumbling block that’s holding golf equipment from finishing the signing.
Galatasaray confirmed their interest in November however Besiktas have taken the lead within the race, however are but to make a concrete provide for the previous Atletico winger. The latter’s president Fikret Orman has made it clear that he wish to see Turan on the membership.
The Barcelona winger’s transfer to Besiktas might trigger controversy and be seen as a betrayal by the supporters of his former membership Galatasaray, the place he spent 11 years of his profession as he got here up by means of the ranks to make 190 appearances earlier than transferring to Spain in 2011.
“I like Arda Turan and I wish to see him in a Besiktas shirt, however we’ve got gamers in his place,” Orman mentioned a couple of potential transfer for the Turkey worldwide, as quoted by Marca.
“Thus far, we’ve not made any transfer for him,” the Besiktas president added.