Arda Turan poses beside the Barça crest / VICTOR SALGADO - FCB

The new FC Barcelona signing has made his first visit to the Camp Nou since being announced as a Barça player. Arda Turan flew from Istanbul to the Catalan capital on Thursday afternoon to sign his contract with his new club. His flight touched down shortly after 5.00pm CET, and he was transferred directly from the airport to the FCB offices for the traditional photo shoot in front of the club crest.

The midfielder said on arrival that "this is a great day for me … I am very happy … It is very important for my career and for my country that I have signed for FC Barcelona."

Official presentation

The Turk will be officially presented on Friday morning. At 9:30am CET, he will put pen to paper, and will then give a media conference. After that, at around 11.30am CET, he will be appearing in his new shirt on the Camp Nou turf.

"I am very excited about my presentation tomorrow" he smiled. "I'm feeling absolutely perfect right now."


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