Barcelona want former Real Madrid midfielder to replace Arda Turan


Barcelona are looking at replacements for Arda Turan having been unimpressed by the midfielder’s two seasons at the Nou Camp.

The Blaugrana want additional cover for Andres Iniesta, and while they are unlikely to find another player of his calibre, they would like a more high-profile name than Turan.

Mundo Deportivo have suggested that Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria is one option being considered, which is bound to bring controversy given the four years he spent with Real Madrid.

The 29-year-old moved to the French capital in 2015 after an ill-fated spell at Manchester United, but Barca were unable to sign him then because of a clause inserted in his contract by Real.


The Argentine is well acquainted with Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano from their time together with the national team and that could be an important factor in his decision if he does leave Ligue 1.

Should the Di Maria deal fail to materialise, Marco Reus, Bernardo Silva and Vitolo are viewed as the three main alternatives.

Meanwhile, PSG should brace themselves for a double raid, as Marco Verratti remains on Barca’s target list.

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