Picture: Messi welcomes Arda Turan back to Barcelona training with a hug

Arda Turan may have been feeling down in the dumps after missing his first game for Barcelona with the flu however, Lionel Messi probably raised his spirits with a big hug.

Turan let his Twitter followers know that he has recovered and returned to training earlier today. Barcelona confirmed the news sharing pictures of the bearded winger training but it was the Messi hug that generated the biggest talking point.



Turan has made a habit of hugging Messi and it all started on his debut against Espanyol in the Turkish Cup.

The hug between the two players during the 4-1 victory over their rivals was one of the iconic moments of the game – well as far as the Turkish press was concerned.

Turan then went onto cause a social media storm when he shared a tweet with his arms wrapped around the Messi alongside the caption: “Big and happy family @FCBarcelona.”

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