Barcelona team news: Star player gives injury update

Barcelona star Arda Turan has given an injury update on his official twitter account. The Turkish international midfielder shared three pictures of himself – two of which showed him training.

Turan revealed that he has returned to team training and is back to his best. The 29-year-old also thanked the fans for their messages of encouragement during his time out injured.

The experienced player missed the victory over Valencia last weekend but did recover in time for the Catalunya Cup against Espanyol – which Barca ended up losing 1-0.

Turan has been in impressive form this season scoring five times and providing four assists in all competitions this season.

Barca boss Luis Enrique is expected to give Turan a role in the team against Granada over the weekend but it remains to be seen what position he will be deployed. There has been talk of Turan filling in for Iniesta who is out for the next 6-8 weeks.

In other Barcelona news the club have doubled youth funding in an attempt to halt the decline of home-grown stars of the future according to the Daily Mail.