The former Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid player works as a coach at Eyüpspor, in the Turkish second division
At 36, an age at which many are still active, the former footballer sports a white beard that makes him look older
Arda Turan went down in history as one of the most disappointing signings in recent history Barcelona. Signed in 2015 for 34 million euros Atletico Madrid, the Turkish player spent three seasons at the Camp Nou, with 15 goals and 11 assists in 55 games. Always far from the level offered to the orders of Simonthe midfielder left the club through the back door after several assignments.
After parting from boat, Arda Turan finished in Galatasaray in the summer of 2020 and remained with the Istanbul club until July 2022, shortly before announcing his retirement. After several months away from the media spotlight, the former footballer is back in the news for the jump on the bench. In April of this year, the Eyüpspor from the Turkish second division gave him his first coaching opportunity.
They reached the final phase of the championship and, after finishing sixth in the regular season, they did not reach their promotion objective after being eliminated in the second round of the play-offs by Bodrumspor.
The holidays helped Turan and his team to forget the bitter taste with which they ended last season. He Eyüpspor It is in full preseason, with the former Barcelona at the helm, and an image of him has become popular on social media for non-sporting reasons. Fans didn’t hesitate to comment on the white beard he now has burnrare in a 36 year old.