Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan at the Ciutat Esportiva / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

The two members of the Barça first team squad for the 2015/16 season are fully down to work. Aleix Vidal arrived back from holiday on Wednesday and after a morning of medical and fitness tests, he joined his new team-mates for the evening training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. It was there that he crossed paths for the first time for the other new signing, Arda Turan.

The Turk, who arrives after four seasons at Atlético Madrid, has been training with Luis Enrique since Monday. Meanwhile, Vidal, signed on June 7 from Sevilla, had extra two days of vacation because he was on international duty for Spain at the end of last season, along with five of his new Barça colleagues (Bartra, Piqué, Jordi Alba, Busquets and Pedro) as well as Ivan Rakitic, who played a game for Croatia.

All the attention

Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan were the players most in the spotlight for Wednesday evening’s training session, the first 15 minutes of which were open to the media. The pair looked fully settled into the routine of things as the squad went through the usual warm-up exercises, and once the session was over, posed for one of the photos of the day. Barça 2015/16 is taking shape.