Turkish international star Arda Turan is finally on the verge of making his Barcelona debut after despite joining on a five-year deal from Atletico Madrid over the summer on a five-year deal.

Barcelona have been unable to register Turan due to the FIFA transfer ban imposed on the club however, the restrictions will be lifted on Monday.

Turan has been training in preparation for his debut against Espanyol in the Spanish Cup on 6 January 2016.

The bearded winger was in high spirits in training today having a laugh with head coach Luis Enrique.

Turan was kept at the club instead of being sent on loan where he could have played as he Enrique wanted him to adapt to the club philosophy and playing time.

Barcelona were held to a goalless draw in the first leg Spanish Cup clash against rivals Espanyol today in their opening game of 2016.

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