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Arda Turan: "I wanted to continue with my contract at Barça"

Published:11/03/2020 - 20:43h

Updated:11/03/2020 - 20:43h

Last January, Arda Turan dissociated himself from Istanbul Basaksehir, a club in which he was on loan from Barça. Today, he still has a contract until June with the Catalans

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It does something more than four years, Arda Turan was the big signing​ of summer of the FC Barcelona. It arrived pertinent of the Athletic of Madrid in return of 34 million fixed euros more other 7 in variables, but never found his place in the Camp Nou. The past month of January, the Turkish midfield player finished his cession to the Istanbul Basaksehir and, until next June, has agreement with the Barcelona club.

In an interview for a half Turkish collected by Sportive World, Burn Turán explained his situation and his intentions of future. "Now I am player of the Barcelona because of the agreement. It was a mutual decision. I wanted that it continued my agreement with the Barça. Probably I go to be followed playing in a foreign team the season that comes, out of Turkey but, if the Galatasaray calls me, already am smart to fulfil and with no conditions. The Galatasaray is the only club to the that would not put him conditions", said.

"Probably I go to be followed playing the season that comes in a foreign team"

The midfield player otomano also remembered with affection, in the same talk, his go through the Athletic, with which achieved to proclaim champion of LaLiga being a key player. "Frankly it was an exceptional success for me. We have won the league with the Athletic against the Real Madrid with Ronaldo and the Barça with Messi. It was a fantastic season", remembered

Arda Turan also recognised that everything began with the first success of the rojiblancos with Diego Pablo Simeone to the control: the victory in the final of the Glass of the King against the Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabéu. "We achieve also five or six glasses in Europe. I think that the start of this successful period is the Glass of the King that win in Santiago Bernabéu against the Real Madrid", affirmed.

The Turkish also spoke of trainers and, for him, has clear the two that more have marked him in his career. "Fatih Terim And Diego Pablo Simeone are technical very special. The Cholo never surrenders. It is a leader and a full person of energy. It can transmit his idea to his players of way very intense. Always it is able to motivate you. In my career, Terim and Simeone are the first", ensured.

Leo Messi, the best with which played

Arda Turan considers that Leo Messi is the best player that has seen, but also showed his admiration by Andrés Iniesta. "It is not necessary to say at all more on Messi. It is the best player that I have seen. Also I admire to Iniesta, by his skills in field. In the Athletic, Koke is a very important player. It has achieved to be in the first team in the Athletic and has converted a leader. It impressed me his growth", explained.

Also elogió openly to Radamel Falcao, with which also coincided in the Athletic. "It is an exceptional forward. I said the same when it was lesionado. I spoke with him a pair times by telephone so that fichara by the Galatasaray. Right now he has to do what has to do like forward, annotated goals and give assistances. It is one of the best of the world. Always I help him. I invited him with his family to my birthday and celebrate it together. Also I helped to Adriano when it was in the Besiktas and to Diego Ribas in the Fenerbahce", sentenced.

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