Turan moves to Istanbul Basaksehir FK on loan

Brawl breaks out as Arda Turan arrives in Istanbul

SUPERLIG Brawl breaks out as Arda Turan arrives in Istanbul OZAN KOSE AFP

Fc Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan is being loaned to Istanbul Basaksehir until June 2020, the Catalan football club confirmed on Saturday.

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.

At first it was established that the Turkish player was going to leave on loan for a season and a half, but they agreed to extend the assignment for an extra season.

Turkey midfielder Turan joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid, and scored 15 goals in 55 games.

Turan bid a poignant farewell to Barcelona on Saturday via Facebook.

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Spanish newspaper Sport last week estimated it cost Barca one million euros for each appearance made by Turan, taking into account an annual salary reported to be 8 million euros a year.

This week, the Turkish Super Lig leader stated that a move for Arda was close to being finalised.

He leaves Spain having won two league titles, three Copa del Rey trophies and a Europa League.

Barcelona announced the signing of Turan from Atletico Madrid for an initial fee of £24m in July 2015 but, due to their 14-month ban on registering new players, he could not make his debut until the start of 2016.

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