Barcelona boss Luis Enrique drops £24m star from squad

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Barcelona boss Luis Enrique drops £24m star from squad

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has announced his 18 man squad ahead of tonights encounter against Valencia.

The likes of Leo Messi, Neymar and Suarez have all made the cut however, Arda Turan has been omitted from the squad.

The Turkey international is understood to be fully fit and has been dropped due to form.

Turan started for Barcelona last weekend during their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Deportivo. The former Galatasaray man failed to impress and was substituted off in the second half.

Barcelona are currently five points behind their biter rivals Real Madrid – who defeated Atletico Bilbao this weekend.

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Turan has seven assists and 13 goals to his name after 29 apperances for Barcelona this season. The 30-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Catalan giants in recent weeks. However, Turan does have over three years remaining on his current deal.

The Turkey international joined Barcelona for £24m (BBC) from Atletico Madrid back in 2015.

Barcelona 18-man squad: 

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen
Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 14. Javier Mascherano, 18. Jordi Alba, 19. Lucas Digne, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 12. Rafinha Alcântara, 21. André Gomes
Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr, 17. Paco Alcácer