Arda Turan was "on the verge" of leaving Barcelona for Arsenal, claims Turkey boss Mircea Lucescu
Posted: 27 October 2017 Time: 16:45
Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan was on the verge of joining Arsenal in the recently-concluded transfer window, according to Turkey boss Mircea Lucescu.
Turan has struggled to make an impact since his switch from Atletico Madrid to Catalonia in 2015 and was strongly linked with a move away from the Nou Camp in August.
And, Lucescu has since revealed Arsenal were one of three clubs who had made moves for the midfielder.
“I spoke to Valverde, Arsenal made Arda an offer,” Lucescu told TRT Sport.
“Arda was on the verge of joining Arsenal this summer but it did not go through.
“Galatasaray wanted him but it did not happen, same with Monaco.
“Arda is going through a tough time.”