Arda Turan is set to return to Barcelona after having his contract terminated by Basaksehir.
The Turkish midfielder announced the termination of his contract with the Turkish Super Lig side on Tuesday. The midfielder joined the Turkish Super Lig side on a two-and-a-half-year loan deal in January 2018. Turan, however, is back in the reckoning with the club releasing a statement to confirm his departure.
The Turk reportedly met with club president Goksel Gumusdag before the announcement. Turan and Basaksehir parted ways on good terms according to statements released by both players and the club. Arda also took to social media to thank the club and their president following his exit.
“Our footballer Arda Turan met with Basaksehir Chairman Goksel Gumusdag and requested to leave the club to open a new page in his career. Gumusdag positively responded to his request and therefore, Turan’s contract was annulled with a mutual agreement,” the club’s official statement read.
Turan is all set for a return to the Nou Camp where he is still under contract. The Turk is all set to feature for the Spanish Giants unless he finds a new club next summer. The Turkish international played a total of 55 matches for the Catalan club scoring 15 goals in two-and-a-half seasons.
Turan made his professional debut at Galatasaray in 2005. He spent half of the season on loan in Manisaspor before spending five successful seasons with the Yellow-Reds. He then moved to Atletico Madrid in 2011 where he lifted one La Liga, one Copa del Rey, one UEFA Europa League, and one UEFA Super Cup trophy.
Turan joined Barcelona for 34 m € plus add-ons in July 2015. Barcelona managed to lift six trophies during his stint with the club. The 31-year-old has played 12 matches for Basaksehir this season. Reports claim Galatasaray want him and could seal a move in the coming days.