• January 17, 2018
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Basaksehir in loan deal for Turan from Barca

Turkish league leaders term it ‘a transfer for all of Turkey’

AFP
18:29 January 13, 2018

Istanbul: Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir on Saturday announced they had reached an agreement to sign midfielder Arda Turan on loan from Barcelona.

“Arda Turan is returning to his country wearing the orange kit [of Basaksehir]. This is not just a transfer for Basaksehir, but a transfer for all of Turkey,” club president Goksel Gumusdag said in a statement.

In a tweet, the club shared a video of a crossword being filled in with the key answers being “Arda Turan.”

Basaksehir have risen rapidly over the last two seasons to rival the established Istanbul triumvirate of Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.