The former Atletico Madrid man has always been a solid performer in La Liga, and on the Champions League stage, playing a significant part in Atletico’s journey to the final in the 2013-14 tournament, especially with an impressive performance away to Chelsea in that campaign.
Despite his noticeable class however, he has not featured as regularly as many would imagine. Will his playing time increase at Barcelona?
Barcelona’s three golden boys; Messi, Suarez, and Neymar, have become so dynamic as a front three it is hard to imagine Turan as a regular starter.
If Barcelona decide to employ him in the middle of a 4-3-3 formation, the signing could work, however Barcelona could become in danger of becoming a bit too offensive, should he become a regular member of the starting line up.
It must be said however, that like many of the players at Atletico Madrid, Turan is a hard worker, and no team can run out of those types of players.
Many people may question whether a move to the Premier League would have been a better suit for the Turkey international, however you can understand his decision to join the European Champions, in a league he is familiar with.
Many will expect Turan to be a regular substitute for Barcelona, but he won’t be hung out to dry. After all, what a fantastic substitute to have!
As long as he is getting a decent amount of minutes under his belt, you sense Barcelona and Turan will be happy.