Arda Turan (remember him?) looks to be on his way back to Barcelona after having his contract at Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir annulled.
The midfielder joined the club on a two-and-a-half-year loan deal in January 2018 and has had a pretty tumultuous time back in Turkey.
The club have released a statement to confirm the news of the midfielder’s departure:
“Our footballer Arda Turan met with Basaksehir Chairman Goksel Gumusdag and requested to leave the club to open a new page in his career. Gumusdag positively responded to his request and therefore, Turan’s contract was annulled with a mutual agreement.”
Arda also took to social media to confirm his exit and offer thanks to the club and their president.
All of which means that Arda can return to Barcelona as he has a contract with the Spanish champions until the end of the season.
Of course he could look for a new club to move to instead, and there are reports suggesting he is wanted by Galatasaray and could seal a move in the coming days.