Istanbul Basaksehir confirms meetings with Barcelona, Arda Turan

Arda Turan is exploring the possibility of leaving Barcelona.

Istanbul Basaksehir chairman Goksel Gumusdag released a press release Tuesday regarding meetings that took place between the Turkish club and Turan.

Press release of our Chairman Göksel Gümüşdağ |

I would like to make an official statement regarding to the news about the meetings between Arda Turan and our club:
We had meetings after the possibility of Arda Turan leaving Barcelona and our club lawyer finally went to Spain.

— ibfk2014En (@ibfk2014En) January 9, 2018

Basaksehir vice-presidents Mustafa Saral, Mesut Altan, and Omer Ayvaci went to Spain to meet with Barcelona, while Gumusdag went there to talk with Turan face to face.

“I wanted to find out how he would feel about playing in Medipol Basaksehir in case there is an agreement between the two clubs,” Gumusdag said. “During the meetings with Barcelona, I spent time with Arda and saw that he would be very happy to play for us and that he felt very ready and ambitious.

“Shortly, Arda’s desire and ambition together with the club being positive about the possible transfer, I am going back to Turkey with a favourable impression considering …read more