Arda Turan left Atletico Madrid as a star player in La Liga but ended up playing just 55 games for Barca – spending the last two seasons on loan at Basaksehir.
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Turan did go onto win the La Liga, two Copa del Rey titles, the Spanish and European Super Cup but he saw his stock fall as he was unable to lock down a regular place in the team.
He left Atleti to fulfill his dream of winning the Champions League but ironically he came closer to achieving this while he was playing for Atleti.
At Atleti he played a key role in the side that lost to rivals Real Madrid in the 2014 final – he missed the final, however, due to injury.
Turan’s career spiraled out of control after joining Barcelona.
He retired from international football after allegedly abusing a journalist on the national team’s plane.
In 2018 he received a 16-game ban for shoving a match officiating official while on loan at Basaksehir.
He then hit rock bottom last season after breaking singer Berkay Sahin’s nose in a nightclub.
The 32-year-old then went onto pay Sahin a visit at the hospital with a gun which he fired.
Turan was on loan at Basaksehir but agreed to terminate his contract.
He received a two years and eight months suspended sentence after being found guilty of firing a gun to cause panic, illegal possession of weapons and intentional injury.
The attacking midfielder was unable to find a new club in January and will now be a free agent.
Despite a bitter end to his time at Barcelona, Turan will leave football – if he retires – as one of the most decorated Turkish players in history.
The fiery midfielder won the Super Lig in Turkey, two La Liga titles, the Europa League, European Super Cup, Copa del Rey and helped Turkey finish Euro 2008 in third place.
Turan is the fourth-most capped player for Turkey with 100 senior appearances for the Crescent-Stars.