New Barcelona signing Arda Turan claims that he is happy to have joined Barcelona just for the sake of not being humbled by Lionel Messi time and time again.
The Argentine superstar has scored a number of goals against Atletico Madrid.Turan joins from the former Spanish champions in a deal worth around € 41 million. Even though there is the possibility of this transfer of being cancelled by any new Barcelona president, it appears that this transfer will go through.Turan is expected to spend the next six months at another club on loan since Barcelona cannot bring in any new players into the squad until 2016.
The transfer ban given by Fifa is a source of major frustration toTuran, who has admitted that he cannot sit idle for six months. The Turkish international will be joining one of his former clubs like Galatasaray in a bid to stay fit until he joins Barcelona. This, however, will prevent him from the chance of winning one of the big trophies like the UEFA Super Cup. The 28-year-old has admitted that it will be a pleasure to play alongside big names like Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and Neymar. More importantly, it means that he will not have to come up against Messi as an opposition.
“It’s incredible, I’ve always had a dream of playing for Barca.Having grown accustomed to suffering against players like Messi, Suarez, Neymar, Iniesta, now I have the honour of playing alongside them. Messi is the best in the world and Iniesta is my idol. Once I heard of Barca’s interest, I couldn’t sleep until yesterday, when the signing was made official. I was on holiday but I called my agent every day to ask if the deal was closed. I couldn’t get Barca out of my head,” said Turan.