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5 possible clubs Arda Turan could move to in January 

Published 16 Dec 2017, 15:35 IST
16 Dec 2017, 15:35 IST

FC Barcelona v Real CD Espanyol - Copa del Rey
Turan on the verge of a FC Barcelona exit

Turkish and Barcelona attacking midfielder, Arda Turan, joined the Catalan giants in 2015 after an impressive five seasons at Atletico Madrid. As well as the national team captain, Turan is a 15-year professional who has played at the highest level of international football. 

The 30-year-old, since his move from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona, has struggled to find playing time at the Nou Camp. During his two seasons at the club, both Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde have not used Turkey's captain, as he has failed to make a significant impact at the club. 

Turan has found it hard to find form at the club, largely due to inconsistent appearances and has played just 36 games so far in his career with Barcelona. As the January transfer window edges closer, Turan is looking for a move away from the club to rediscover his career and gain regular playing time.

Here, we take a look at five possible destinations for the Turkish captain.  

#1 Atletico Madrid

Club Atletico de Madrid v RC Deportivo La Coruna - La Liga
Club Atletico de Madrid manager Simeone could lure Turan back to the club

Former Atletico Madrid midfielder, Arda Turan is on the verge of a move away from his current employers Barcelona. One of his potential transfer options is a move back to his former side Atletico Madrid, under Diego Simeone.  

Currently, in third place, Atletico are six points off the leaders Barcelona, 15 games into the season and the addition of Turan back into the ranks could boost the club's bid in the title race. 

A versatile attacking player, Turan is well known for a thunderous shot, coupled with great dribbling and precision passing. Having not made a single appearance in the league this season, a move back to rivals Atletico could affect Barcelona, as Turan will be raring to go. 

Simeone recently ruled out coaxing Griezmann to stay at the club and could use the experienced Turkish captain and former player to bolster their attacking options in the long-run. 

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