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Arda Turan

29-Year-Old Midfielder     Barcelona  La Liga


Birthdate:  January 30, 1987    Birthplace:  Istanbul, Turkey    Nationality:  Turkey    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  168 lbs    
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February 22, 2016    Arda Turan News

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Turan is suspended for Tuesday's Champions League match against Arsenal, which dates back to when he was with Atletico Madrid.

With Turan ineligible for Barcelona until January, he was unable to serve his suspension during the group stage. As a result, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta will likely start behind Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

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July 6, 2015

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Barcelona announced Monday that they have signed Turan from Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona are in the middle of management elections, so they actually have an option to sell Turan back to Atletico Madrid if any new officers don't want him. That being said, it seems likely that he'll join the club, though he won't be eligible to play until January because of Barcelona's transfer ban.

October 1, 2014

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Turan bagged the match-winning goal in the 74th minute against Juventus in Wednesday's Champions League Group A tie.

Turan connected with a cross from teammate Juanfran to finish the deciding goal with his left foot late in Wednesday's match. The score ended up being Turan's only shot attempt of the game, but allowed Atletico Madrid to draw level with their fellow Group A competitors on three points each through two games.

May 18, 2014

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Turan left Saturday's match against Barcelona in the 23rd minute with a pelvic complaint, reports.

Atletico Madrid were able to leave Camp Nou with a draw, which earned them this season's La Liga title, although they still have the Champions League final to play next Saturday. With Diego Costa also suffering an injury Saturday, Atletico will have a tall task against Real Madrid.

September 21, 2013

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Turan has put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep him in Madrid until 2017, From Sky Sports.

Turan has been in good form so far this season with a goal and two assists in his first four games. This contract extension will mean he will remain a solid option in La Liga fantasy for the next four years.

August 25, 2013

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Turan scored a goal in the 35th minute and recorded two assists during Sunday's 5-0 trouncing of Rayo Vallecano.

Turan had five goals and four assists last season in Liga play and he's well on his way to improving on that mark this season.

August 12, 2013

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Turan will stay at Atletico Madrid despite interest from a number of Champions League clubs, Football Espana reports.

Turan has gotten bids from Turkish giant Galatasaray, as well as newly-promoted Ligue 1 side Monaco, but he's intent on seeing out the end of his contract, which has two years remaining on it. Atletico Madrid open up their La Liga season Sunday against Sevilla.

August 10, 2013

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Turan could be on the move to Ligue 1 after Monaco reportedly offered 17 million for the midfielder, according to Football Espana.

Atletico Madrid reportedly turned down the bid, asking for at least 24 million to trigger Turan's release clause. The two sides have already made a huge deal this summer with the transfer of Radamel Falcao to Monaco for 53 million.