Arsenal on High Alert as Turan falls out of favor with Valverde.
Arda Turan left Atletico Madrid for Barcelona in 2015 for a fee of €34 million, plus €7 million in variables. And his contract would run for 5 years.
He scored his first European hat-trick of his career while playing for Barcelona against Borussia Mohengladbach.
Arda Turan failed to break into Barcelona’s first team under Luis Enrique. He only made 55 appearances and scored 15 times in his 2 seasons under Luis Enrique.
Since the start of the new season, he has failed to make an appearance. He also failed to impress new manager Ernesto Valverde. Arda Turan is not a part of Valverde’s plans.
The only reason he stayed last season was to honor his contract. But after 11 La Liga fixtures he doesn’t think he’ll be making an appearance for Barcelona any time sooner.
Arda Turan is fully aware that if he wants to save his career, he’ll have to seek a transfer from Barcelona to somewhere else.
Soon, he’ll be sitting down with his agents to discuss the possibilities where he could play next summer.
Rumor has it, Barcelona tried to sell the 30 year old in the transfer window. But they failed. It seemed as they wanted to recoup some of the money they had splashed on him.
Speculations are forming that either Turan will go to China Super League or he might join Arsenal.
Turan came out of a brief retirement to play for Turkey. After his match with Iceland, he said:
“It has been a while since I played and it is not easy. It means games become as much a mental question as a physical one.
“I want to do what the coach asks of me and form a part of a historic day like this one.”
Arsenal have been on high alert since hearing this. As it is clearly evident that he wants a move away from his present club. We hope we can secure his signing. His versatility would be an useful asset to any team.
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Transfer news: Real Madrid star to Arsenal, Araujo decision made
Barcelona star makes decision on Arsenal move as Spanish forward confirms Arsenal interest. Catch up on the latest transfer news and rumors relating Arsenal here!
Marco Asensio’s agent says Arsenal interested
One of the most oft named players to be linked with Arsenal is Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio. The winger first emerged onto the scene as a young wonderkid back in 2017/18.
Goals against Barcelona and salvaging games for Real Madrid in that season saw Asensio’s stocks soar. However, injuries and lack of game time ever since has seen him relegated to a secondary role ever since.
— DAVID PREMIER (@davidpremier) April 6, 2022
Nevertheless, this season the 25 year old has seen his form look a bit more like the Asensio of old. Several English clubs, including Arsenal and Serie A giants AC Milan are said to be interested.
The player’s agent said: “We are proud of Milan’s interest. The Rossoneri are an option even if there are offers from a couple of English clubs, including Arsenal. We are ready to evaluate every option.”
Araujo close to renewing with Barca despite Arsenal interest
It looks highly unlikely now that Arsenal target Ronald Araujo will be moving away from Camp Nou. All of this comes as the Uruguayan’s agent has hinted that the club and player are close to agreeing a new deal for him.
Despite of interest from numerous English clubs, including Arsenal who were willing to pay double what Barca was offering. The center-back has decided to accept a lower salary to stay with the Blaugranas.
Xavi on Ronaldo Araújo extending the contract: "It's the right decision. He's happy to stay here in Barcelona with his family, it's a joy to have players like Ronald". 🔴 #FCB
"He can play for Barcelona for the next 10 years. He's incredible, he's a guarantee for us".
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 6, 2022
His agent, Perchman, said this, via ESPN. “It’s close[the renewal]. There is a desire on both sides [to renew] and Ronald wants to stay at the club.”
Members of Barcelona’s board have also confirmed this deal. Both parties were keen, but the club had to be harsh with negotiations due to the club’s dire financial straits.
Arsenal and other PL clubs chase Holland striker Depay
Arsenal are on the hunt in the market to replace their outgoing striker and they’ve targeted Depay
Arsenal are keen on replacing their outgoing striker with Memphis Depay in the summer. Other clubs such as Everton, Juventus, and newly taken over Newcastle are all looking for his signature, according to Superdeporte.
The Dutch star has had a troubled season at Barcelona so far. The forward is Blaugrana’s top scorer this season, however has seen himself play second fiddle to other forwards since January after Xavi returned as manager.
Depay looked like he was finally at the right place under former manager Ronald Koeman earlier this season. However, the Dutch manager’s sack and Depay’s own injuries have seen him ousted as a starter for Barcelona.
A forward line that regularly features Torres, Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele, Depay finds it hard to displace any.
Man Utd flop Memphis Depay ‘seduced’ by Premier League return with Arsenal among English giants keen on transfer https://t.co/IUiWYVKFMK
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) April 5, 2022
Depay joined Manchester United back in 2015. However, the then 21-year-old disappointed massively and was sent to Lyon in a season and half.
Nevertheless, he earned a much deserved free move to Barcelona with his scintillating showings in France. The Dutch forward has 10 goals and 2 assists so far this season.
Since Depay only joined on a two year deal, Barcelona feel this is their best chance at cashing in on him. Arsenal want to replace strikers Auba, Lacazette and Nketiah who all left or will leave on a free.
Arsenal are not the only club looking at Depay
Depay can also fill in at the striker position, even though his main position is the left wing. This has led to three Premier League clubs, Arsenal, Everton and Newcastle target him for the summer.
Arsenal hope to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with another star, while Newcastle hope to make a statement signing.
Everton will be hoping to renovate their whole squad over the summer, if they avoid relegation that is.
Arsenal will have to battle it out with Newcastle for Coutinho
It seems that Arsenal will have to contend with Newcastle for Coutinho as Gerrard hopes to keep the Brazilian
The Brazilian star is currently at Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona till the end of the season. The move back to England at Villa Park under Steven Gerrard has seen his stocks rise back up again as he’s turn his fortunes.
Seeing his performances, the Brazilian has started attracting the interest of several big English clubs. Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspurs are already interested, but now it seems newly taken over Newcastle are set to join the race.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) March 31, 2022
The Brazilian star joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2018. The move has, since, been a disappointment for all parties concerned.
Moreover, Coutinho spent two seasons away on loan at Bayern Munich, who let him go back to Barca after the spell ended.
Arsenal to contend against Newcastle for Coutinho as Gerrard wants him to stay
However, now according to Catalan news agency Sport, there are several suitors for the winger. Newcastle have now joined the race to lure over a resurgent Phillipe Coutinho in a bid to send a statement.
The North East side certainly have the finances to satisfy the player since their Saudi takeover. Reports have suggested that Arsenal have also been looking at the Brazilian.
🔄 (COUTINHO): Aston Villa are delighted with Philippe Coutinho. Arsenal are also interested, but the Brazilian has ruled out thr option of Newcastle.
• Coutinho rather prefers to lower his salary and feel happy and comfortable at a club.#FCB 🇧🇷
— Barça Buzz (@Barca_Buzz) April 1, 2022
Arteta and director Edu are both keen on snatching the magician over to the Emirates. However, this deal might not be as easy or simple as it seems.
Aston Villa manager Gerrard has indicated it won’t be too difficult to convince Coutinho to stay at Villa Park.
“Phil wouldn’t have come here if he didn’t believe in the club, if he didn’t believe in the people.
“He has experienced playing here as a player for many years with Liverpool. I think the compliment should go to the club. First and foremost the ambition from above to make it happen to get a player like Phil in.”
Regardless, it is rather obvious that due to their previous relationship as teammates at Liverpool, Gerrard has leverage on making the Brazilian stay put.