Barcelona Outcast Arda Turan Set To Complete Move To Flamengo

ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 19: Nicolò Zaniolo of AS Roma competes for the ball with Arda Turan of Istanbul Basaksehir F.K. during the UEFA Europa League group J match between AS Roma and Istanbul Basaksehir F.K. at Stadio Olimpico on September 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Barcelona outcast Arda Turan is set to complete his move to Flamengo according to Fanatik.

Per the source, the former Turkey international is locked in talks with the Brazilian side and the transfer is expected to go through shortly.

Turan’s former Atletico Madrid teammate Felipe Luis reportedly played a key role in helping to setup the negotiations.

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The 33-year-old had his Basaksehir loan contract terminated in January.

Turan was linked with a move to Galatasaray but his former side vetoed making Barcelona an offer.

Barcelona meanwhile, had no plans to make use of Turan into the final six months of his contract.

Turan failed to register a single goal or assist in 12 appearances over the first half of the season for Basaksehir.

The former Atleti man was recently given a suspended sentence for firing a gun in an Istanbul hospital.

Turan had a bust-up with popstar Berkay Sahin last year at an Istanbul nightclub which ended with a broken nose for the pop star.

The attacking midfielder then paid a trip to the hospital Sahin was being treated at and shot at the floor.