Photo: Arda Turan starts countdown for Barcelona debut against Espanyol

Arda Turan finally became a registered Barcelona player today and received the number 7 shirt despite originally joining the club last summer on a five-year deal from Atletico Madrid.

Turan took to social media to let his followers know his shirt number keeping it pretty clear and simple on Facebook and Twitter with a simple message reading ‘7’.

The bearded winger also shared a Facebook post of his three buddies holding up a Barcelona shirt with the number 3 on the back highlighting that he has just three days remaining before making his official debut.

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Turan is expected to make his debut for Barcelona against Espanyol in the Spanish Cup Last 16 first-leg tie at the Camp Nou on Wednesday 6 January.

The 28-year-old winger has been unable to play for his club this season but has been able to keep a degree of match fitness due to featuring regularly for the Turkish national team.

Turan played a key role in Turkey reaching the European Championships and the Crescent-Stars are unbeaten in their last 10 games with the bearded winger in the side.

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