Arda Turan born on 30th January 1987 is a Turkish footballer who plays for Spanish Barcelona and captains’ turkey national team. His position in the game is attacking midfielder. He has exceptional skill set such as dribbling, ball skills and some killer instincts which makes him a great player. Turan was ranked as 38th among 100 best footballers in the world in 2014. This is very special for Turan because till date no Turkish footballer has ever been named in top 100. This shows he is the rare breed in the team and it also shows his command over the game.
Arda Turan being out of form became a curse for Turkey in Euro 2016
He has signed a contract with Barcelona on sixth of July in the year 2015 after being approached by them. This contract would last for about five seasons. Since Barcelona had transfer ban, he couldn’t play for the team, but he could train with the team until the lift of ban. After the lifting of ban, he can resume playing for the team. Barcelona with an excellent midfield and having Turan in the attack is like making the midfield impeccable for the opponent teams. This could be the strategy that Barcelona wanted to use and this maybe the only reason for Turban being signed up for the team. Turan is the only international player from Barcelona to take part in Euro 2016. This has come as shock to many people.
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Arda Turan faces the problems, from the moment he got signed in with Barcelona. First half of the season he was not available because of the simple reason which is Barcelona’s transfer ban. Then after the lift of ban he played for 810 minutes in which he just had two goals and four assists. This is a poor show of the talent which Turan possess. We know his staggering numbers and we know he can do better than this. This might have happened because he was out of form, but he vows to work hard and stay with the team, than being moved to another league. His bad form even created good number of rumors saying that he is leaving the team, while he confirmed that there is nothing of that sort going on.
Barcelona has put Turan on transfer just few days back after his poor form. He has played 25 matches for the team and scored only two goals. They have paid almost 34 million Euros from Madrid a year ago and they would be planning to sell him for 40 million Euros which looks little overrated. There are chances that he may get signed up by Juventus, but there are unlikely to pay him such an huge amount, as it seems over priced because of him being out of form.
Turan has hit controversy after their defeat by Croatia in the opening match. Turan being the captain had backed up his young team and said that, they will come back even stronger, as they have noted down their mistakes and are working on them. The thing is that, they have won 15 games on a stretch and then they lose one game and everyone criticizes them for that. Turan is a great captain, as he remains cool-headed for most of the time and he knows exactly how to lead a young team towards victory. He is out of form recently which is showing some effect on the way their team performs. Turkey is a good team and Turan has been not in his best of forms, but things can turn pretty fast in this format. But, if his form continues the same, then things will turn into very bad for Turkey team