Barcelona star Arda Turan meets LA Lakers' Kobe Bryant

Man United transfer news

Barcelona’s latest transfer Arda Turan met with the Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant during pre-season training.

Bryant visited the Barcelona training session in Southern California. The Catalan giants will play a friendly against MLS side LA Galaxy on Tuesday.



Turan was pictured along side the NBA legend during pre-season training. The former Galatasaray midfielder was only able to participate in light training today after suffering an injury to his right foot.


“I have been following the side for ten years,” Bryant revealed to Barcelona’s official website.

Whilst Turan can train with Barcelona, he is unable to appear in any friendly game due to a transfer ban imposed on the La Liga champions. The Turkish international will have to wait until January to make his debut.

The 28-year-old winger signed a five-year deal with Barcelona reported to be worth €8 million per-season.

Turan became the first Turkish international to win the La Liga with Atleti and also lifted the Europa League, the European Super Cup, the Spanish Cup and was part of the side that reached the Champions League final in 2014.

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