Barcelona midfielder Turan loaned to Basaksehir until 2020

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Barcelona midfielder Turan loaned to Basaksehir until 2020

Philippe Coutinho could take the number seven shirt at Barcelona after the club sent Arda Turan out on loan to Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir for the next two and a half seasons.

He played just 55 games in all competitions in two years and scored 15 goals.

Although the deal is for two and a half years, Barcelona have retained the right to sell the player to another club during that period if they receive a concrete offer to buy him, although Basksehir have the right to match that offer and make Arda their property.

Ernesto Valverde replaced Enrique last summer and has not given Turan a single minute of competitive football this season.

Medipol Basaksehir confirmed on Saturday the signing of Turkish midfielder Arda Turan in a tweet from their official account.

Turan was also part of the team in the six titles the club managed to claim: One League, two Copas del Rey, one Spanish Super Cup, one Club World Cup and one European Super Cup.

Club president Goksel Gumusdag said in a statement."Arda Turan is returning to his country wearing the orange kit (of Basaksehir)".

The fourth-most capped Turkish player will also be hoping to return to his best for the national team after reversing his decision to retire from worldwide football in August.

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