Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo can 'never be like Messi' says Arda Turan

Barcelona’s new transfer Arda Turan has stated that he believes that Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo can ‘never be like Messi.”

Speaking at a press-conference today the 28-year-old Turkish international said, “Cristiano is special but he’ll never be like Messi. I don’t think that there’s ever been anyone like Messi – or ever will be.”

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Turan went on to express his excitement at playing alongside Andres Iniesta, Neymar and Suarez.

Hopefully I will play play alongside Iniesta, Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez,” he stated. “I think you can see that picture of the five of us playing together.

“At Atletico, I always said that Messi is the best player in the world, but Iniesta is my idol.”

Turan completed his £24 million move to FC Barcelona from Atletico Madrid today.

The Turkish international will be unable to play an official game for Barcelona until January 2016 due to a transfer ban imposed by Fifa for breaching rules over the signings of underage players.

The 28-year-old winger provided six assists and three goals in 46 appearances in all competitions for Atletico Madrid last season.