Arda Turan will become the second signing of the summer at FC Barcelona. The Catalan club have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid and the player for a transfer to take place during the current window.
The Turkish player's release clause is 41 million euros, although Barça will not have to pay that much. Josep Maria Bartomeu completed the agreement during a recent meeting in Ibiza with Atletico's Gil Marin. For now, the terms of the Arda's contract are unknown and it's not been revealed where he will play until January, when Barça can register players again.
Now, the only doubt is when Arda Turan will begin to work under Luis Enrique. Pre-season begins on July 13, with elections taking place on July 18. In the case that Lucho wants him from the first day, it will be the iterim board that complete the transfer. If Lucho can wait, the new board will finalise the agreement.
With Arda Turan, Barcelona strengthen their options in midfield with a player who has impressed in Spain while playing for Atletico Madrid.
The player has already announced his decision to leave the Rojiblanco and has finally decided to accept Barça's offer over the ones on the table from Chelsea and Manchester United.