After weeks of speculation, FC Barcelona have confirmed that they have signed Arda Turan for a 34 million with a a sell-backa clause to Atletico Madrid which could be exercised till the 20th July.

The Turkish international was previously linked with a move to Chelsea and Barcelona but it seems that the treble winners have finally emerged on the top after lining up a a 34 million move for the player. Turan signed a 5 year contract at Barcelona but the club have confirmed that they have the option to sell the player back to Atletico Madrid, if they so decide, by the 20th of July.

FC Barcelona and Atl tico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Arda Turan. FC Barcelona reserve the right to re-sell the player to Atl tico until 20 July.

The agreement includes the option of selling the player to Atl tico Madrid for the fixed fee less 10% option costs. This option could be exercised by FC Barcelona up until midnight of 20 July if the next Board of Directors should wish so.

This clause has been inserted keeping in mind that the new club President will be announced on the 18th of July this year. Therefore, even though Barcelona have officially signed and unveiled Arda Turan, the new President must approve the decision in order to make the move permanent.

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It is understood that Luis Enrique was keen on signing the Atletico Madrid player in a bid to strengthen his team at Camp Nou. Having won the treble last season, it will be interesting to see how Arda Turan fits into the team given the cluba s vocal interest in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

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