The former Atletico Madrid winger is eligible to
make his debut against Espanyol and follows in
the footsteps of Luis Figo and Pedro in wearing
the iconic number
Barcelona have revealed Arda Turan will wear
the No.7 shirt as he prepares to make his debut
against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey.
The Turkey international has been forced to
watch from the sidelines following his summer
move from Atletico Madrid due to Barca’s
transfer ban, but is now eligible to play.
And the Camp Nou outfit have revealed the
winger will take on the shirt vacated by Pedro
after his move to Chelsea while fellow new
signing Aleix Vidal will wear No.22.
Have you seen Arda and Aleix with their
new numbers? https://t.co/Ix15E5ZAxR
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January
4, 2016
7
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran) January 4,
2016
Arda follows in the footsteps of David Villa, Luis
Figo and Henrik Larsson, who have all worn the
same jersey in recent years while Vidal takes
the number left by Dani Alves after the Brazilian
switched to No.6 for this season.