Barcelona star Arda Turan may not be able to play for his club until January but head coach Luis Enrique still decided to bring him along for the FIFA World Club Cup in Japan.
The reigning Champions League title holders arrived in Japan yesterday after a 13 hour flight and were greeted by hundreds of fans at the airport.
Turan did not miss the opportunity to snap a picture for Instagram with his new buddy Neymar who posed with his arm around the bearded winger. Dani Alves and Sergio Busqeuts were also in the shot that was later uploaded onto Instagram.
Turan often sends messages on social media to Neymar and Dany Alves – how they communicate we have no idea as the bearded winger doesn’t speak Portuguese or Spanish and as far as we know Neymar and Alves do not speak Turkish.
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran) November 9, 2015
The Turkish international is currently restricted from playing due to the FIFA transfer ban imposed on the club. Barcelona will be able to register the bearded winger when the transfer window opens in January.
The World Club Cup is a tournament held between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country – Japan.