Arda Turan: Barca turned down attractive offer for my transfer

ardaIn an inter­view with Turk­ish TV Beyaz TV, Arda Turan revealed that the club turned down a 50 mil­lion euro offer for him last sum­mer. The Turk dis­closed that the 50 mil­lion euros was from a Chi­nese club but he failed to dis­close the name of the club.

Bar­ca turned down the offer because they see me as an invest­ment for the future. They didn’t sign me to play for only six months,” said the mid­field­er.

He talked about his non­ap­pear­ance in the Turk­ish nation­al team fol­low­ing the Uefa Euro 2016 com­pe­ti­tion where his coun­try­men spec­ta­tors whis­tled and booed him for his poor per­for­mance in the com­pe­ti­tion. “My per­for­mance for my coun­try have always being bet­ter than the var­i­ous clubs I’ve played for. I’ve got love for my coun­try as well as the country’s team.”

The Turk­ish press attrib­uted his poor per­for­mance in the EURO 2016 to the bonus pay­ment which the mid­field­er had request for but was declined. Arda denied it say­ing; As a pro­fes­sion­al foot­baller, I’ve earned a lot of mon­ey. There’s no rea­son to ask for more bonus­es. I think it’s a deci­sion from the coach, besides I’ve being the cap­tain of the team for 10 years so I deserve more than a game and half to be trust­ed . Fans booed me in the EURO 2016 com­pe­ti­tion against Spain and Croa­t­ia, what will I do if not to accept it.”

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