Turan exits Barcelona, joins Nigerian star at Basaksehir - FCNaija

Naija Players Abroad By: Ambrose Udeme | 13/01/2018

Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has joined Nigeria youth international Musa Muhammed at Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir FK on a two-and-a-half-year loan.

Musa Muhammed Shehu is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Bulgarian club Lokomotiv Plovdiv on loan from İstanbul Başakşehir, as a defender. Muhammed who made his international debut for Nigeria in 2016 was part of the 2015 victorious Golden Eaglets squad at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Turan’s departure from Barcelona was confirmed by the club, with the midfielder returning to his native Turkey to join Istanbul Basaksehir FK on loan.

The two-and-a-half-year loan deal still allows Barcelona to sell Turan during that period if a club makes an offer for him.

Turan left Atletico Madrid for the Nou Camp in 2015 and went on to win six domestic trophies during his time in Catalonia.

However, having failed to play a single minute of football for Barca this season, the 30-year-old has moved to Istanbul to kick-start his career.