While FC Barcelona awaits the result of their upcoming Presidential Club elections the "Intern Management Team" has announced the signing of Turkish International & Atletico de Madrid midfielder Arda Turan. The player signs for the next 5 seasons & costs Barça 34M€ plus 7M€ in variables in accordance with agreed objectives reached by club & player.

Arda Turan FC Barcelona player.

However there are a couple of catches:
  1. Arda Turan won´t be available to play with Barça until the 1st of January 2016,
  2. The newly elected President - if not Bartomeu - can decide to revoke the agreement & signing if he decides so as from the 20th of July.
The rush to sign the player came from the last President Bartomeu who cites the solicitation from Coach Luis Enrique, the pressure from Atletico de Madrid to sell & from the player who has other offers on the table.

Everything indicates that there will be no problem with the transfer & signing, but one will have to await the Presidential election result & see who wins & if he (his Directive Team) are in accord with the operation.


Barring possible new signings (eg Pogba, plus others), FC Barcelona wants to have the following squad for the new season 2015-2016. The diagram comes from Spanish Sports paper "Mundo Deportivo".

FC Barcelona 2015-2016

The still unknown is Turk Arda Turan. Sports media announced the signing days back but apparently it is not a done deal as yet. Some speculate it will be closed soon while others comment the English Football may be the destination of Arda. Stay tuned.


More interesting Spanish Football rumour & speculation doing the rounds. Spanish TV has announced tonight in its news section that Real Madrid new Coach Rafael Benitez has solicited Spanish International & Juventus FC forward Fernando Llorente. Apparently its a top priority for Benitez who wishes a tall & agile forward to compliment with Benzema upfront & give the team extra playing options.

Same source comments that Llorente has reacted positively to the idea as his regularity at Juventus FC has been further "complicated" by the arrival of Mario Mandzukic who has similar playing characteristics, while fellow countryman & team-mate Alvaro Morata has his place secure for the time being. 

If this is true, it is not the first time that the 30 year old forward has been on the Real Madrid agenda. Before flying off to Italian Football from Athletic Club Bilbao he was closely connected with a possible transfer to Real Madrid. 

Stay tuned!


The news has hit all the Spanish Sports media this afternoon, FC Barcelona & Atletico de Madrid have come to an agreement to transfer Turkish International midfielder Arda Turan to Barça. The midfielder had expressed his desire to leave Atletico & mentioned that he was negotiating with various Clubs. But this afternoon Barça & Atletico Directives shut the deal.

FC Barcelona signing 2015

The transfer price is 35M€ plus extras for reached objectives & the player will sign for the next 5 seasons. The Turk may have wait the FC Barcelona Presidential elections which will be celebrated on the 18th of July to sign his new contract, but may incorporate himself earlier as Coach Luis Enrique considers Arda a priority & wishes he start with the whole squad the 13th of July. 

The Turk had other offers from Chelsea FC, Manchester United & PSG, but has taken the attractive offer from Barcelona.  

PS: Latest is Turan has not signed as yet & may elect go to the Premier League


After months of speculation, Spanish Sports paper "Marca" confirms that Brazilian International & Atletico de Madrid Central Defender Miranda will be signed by Italian Club Inter Milan.

new Inter milan player 2015

Miranda is currently in the city of Milan under going the regulatory medical examination before signing his new contract with Inter. The Brazilian was being followed by other Clubs, including Chelsea FC, but Inter Coach Mancini made it a priority for next season.

The player leaves 15 M€ in the Atletico de Madrid bank account plus opens the way for young Uruguayan International defender Gimenez to be the regular Central Defender along side his fellow countryman Godin to secure the Atletico defence. 

Wish Miranda all the luck in the World at Inter. The Italian Club has signed a very fine defender.

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