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Official: Former Barcelona Winger, Isaac Cuenca Joins Bursaspor

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The Turkish League has been on the up and up in recent years; clubs like Galatasaray have done well to reach the latter stages of the UEFA Champions League, and the relative financial strength of their top clubs have seen plenty of star players enticed by a move the country. Wesley Sneijder is perhaps the best example, along with notable managers like Roberto Mancini and Cesare Prandelli -- although this summer saw former Blaugrana striker Samuel Eto'o join newly promoted Antalyaspor in a somewhat shock move for the legendary striker.

There were rumours that Ronaldinho and Victor Valdes were set to join him in the Super Liga, but their moves failed to materialise; instead, the latest development has seen former Barcelona winger, Isaac Cuenca join Bursaspor on a three-year deal.

Cuenca was looking for a new club, even after Deportivo La Coruna narrowly avoided relegation from the Primera Division and it seems as though the prospect of first-team football at Bursaspor has made up his mind. The Anatolian club have been enjoying their greatest period of success in recent seasons, winning the Super Liga for the first time in 2010, but financial troubles have seen the club sanctioned by UEFA meaning that Cuenca will be without European football for this season at least.

Given the promise he demonstrated in his breakout season under Pep Guardiola before injury curtailed his development, I hope this move works out for Cuenca. He deserves a chance to forge a successful career, and I'll be keeping an eye out for news of his progress.

Good luck Isaac!