Everton Linked With 30 Y/O Barcelona Outcast: Right Man To Solve Allardyce’s Attacking Woes?

Barcelona outcast, Arda Turan is currently pondering over his future with the club and has been linked to Everton. His agent Ahmet Bulut is in contact with many clubs including Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and AC Milan.

Arsenal emerged as one of the primary destination for Turan but the North-London club have not followed up with a bid yet.

Turan is way below the pecking order behind the likes of Andres Iniesta and Denis Suarez and has not received a single minute of game time under Ernesto Valverde this season. It seems like the 30-year-old’s frustrations have reached its limit and might just get transferred sooner.

Arda Turan rose to stardom while playing for a rival side, Atletico Madrid. He arrived at the Wanda Metropolitano in the summer of 2011 and just set the league blazing with his skills on the ball.

The Turkish man is an adept attacking midfielder and is best suited to the number ten role. His technical ability to dribble past defenders at will and find the right man in threatening position has earned him great praise by fans and pundits.

The Turkish national team handed him the captains armband for their campaign in the Euro 2016. Although further controversies rose with media journalists, Turan is still a leading figure for the team and has been capped 100 times.

Turan’s was chosen to replace Andre Iniesta at the helm of the Barcelona midfield when he arrived at the Camp Nou for a transfer fee of £24m. The Spaniard who is now 33-year-old is a key figure in the team’s style of play and almost mimicked the game of Turan.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is looking for quality players to add in the January transfer window in their 6th spot pursuit. The Toffees started the season off very poorly under Ronald Koeman and is currently suffering the consequences. Even though Allardyce’s arrival has added some structure to the side, they are still 13 points behind Tottenham in the 9th spot of the league table.

The former England boss is primarily looking for a striker in January and not a midfielder. After the summer signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Davy Klaassen, the Toffees are heavily stacked in the midfield position. Turan’s addition to the squad might come at a cost of at least one player making an exit.

If nobody does make their way out of the club, it would be hard for the former Galatasaray-player to get regular minutes on the pitch.

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