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Arda Turan is reportedly refusing to leave Barcelona.
According to Diario Gol, Turan has ‘stunned’ Lionel Messi by revealing that he’s happy to stay at Barcelona despite his lack of playing time.
The £24m midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal, as well as Galatasaray, since the summer. And with under two years left on his current deal with the Catalans, it seems logical that the 30-year-old should be sent on his way. Even though I doubt the Gunners actually want to sign him.
But no. Apparently Turan wants to stay put, which, if true, is a little concerning. Players should always want minutes on the pitch, even if that means moving away from one of the best teams in the world.
The Turkey international made just 14 La Liga starts last term and nine the season before that. When he was still playing for Atletico Madrid during the 2014/15 season, he started 28.