Rumoured Arsenal target and Barcelona star Arda Turan has been pictured in London as he reportedly discusses his next move.
The 30-year-old has not yet made a single appearance for the Catalan giants this season, with a foot injury keeping him sidelined while question marks could be raised over his involvement in Ernesto Valverde’s plans moving forward.
With the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Gerard Deulofeu and others arguably ahead of him in the pecking order, it paints a pretty gloomy picture for the Turkish international’s future at the Nou Camp.
In turn, as seen in the image below, he has been spotted in London with his agent as reports claim that the pair will discuss the next move in his career.
As noted by the Metro, Turan has been previously linked with a move to Arsenal, and it’s even been suggested that he could be involved in a swap deal which sees Mesut Ozil move in the opposite direction to join Barcelona.
The Arsenal playmaker has just seven months remaining on his current contract, and if he doesn’t sign a new deal, he will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Of course, the Gunners could avoid such a scenario playing out by accepting a deal to sell him in the January transfer window to avoid losing him for nothing, but it remains to be seen whether or not they’re prepared to go down that route.
In turn, with the two players in question of interest to each of the clubs, as per reports, it could create a path to discuss terms over a deal that could suit all parties. However, Turan would surely have plenty to prove before Arsenal agree to a deal, given his lack of fitness and form in recent months.
Arda Turan with his agent in London to discuss his next move. [Via @BarcaSpiral] #FCBlive pic.twitter.com/rNa8KSafEl
— Catalan Edition (@CatalanEdition) December 2, 2017