Arsenal have been on alert with the news that Barcelona midfielder could be available at the end of the season. The Turkish international moved to the Camp Nou last summer but couldn’t feature for them until January this year due to transfer embargo placed on the club.
The 29-year-old deem surplus to requirements and doesn’t seem to be part of Coach Luis Enrique plans. With the likes of Andreas Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic all preferred ahead of him, he has been limited to just nine La Liga starts since the beginning of the year.
It is reported that the Barcelona coach is willing to let the £25 million acquisition from Atletico Madrid leave this summer. According to Talksport, Lius Enrique is pleased with his performance and understand the need for the player to have more regular playing time.
Arsene Wenger has come under intense fire from the fans after another disappointing campaign this season and is planning a major overhaul of the team against next season. Arsenal will engage Man City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in the ‘final match’ of who wins the 3rd position on the league as the race for Champions League qualification next season heats up.
The Gunners midfield will be depleted with Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini all facing the exit door, and Wenger is keen on finding a suitable replacement.
However, it is not certain if Wenger would be interested in bringing Turan, who is also getting attention from the Chinese Super League, to the Emirates Stadium due to his age.
The Frenchman is known for having flair for younger players and may prefer younger legs at the central midfield. Arsenal have been linked with Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka and Leicester City N’Golo Kante among others.
Ardan Turan a professional footballer who currently plays for Spanish club Barcelona and who is also the captain in his Turkish national team has made 16 appearance for Barcelona since his transfer from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona in the 2015-2016 Winter transfer window and he also made 32 assists in 178 appearances for Atletico Madrid.
However, Ardan Turan having just made 22-goals for the Spanish club, Barcelona he has proven to be a workaholic striker, and I contemplating that, if such workhorse striker could in the gunners squad playing experience midfield with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Mohammed Eleny and Aaron Ramsey assurance of him being among the premier top goal scorers uncertainty his transfer to the North-London side could be fulfilled.