Arda Turan Midfielder unveiled by Barcelona

Barcelona have unveiled their new signing, 28-year-old Arda Turan was was signed from Atletico Madrid

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  play Arda Turan has been unveiled by Barcelona after signing a new contract (AP/Getty Images)
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After signing a lucrative five-year-contract with Barcelona from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, Arda Turan  has been unveiled at the Nou Camp.

Speaking at his unveiling, the 28-year-old spoke of his dreams of playing for Barcelona since he was a child and revealed that he ignored other offers just to sign for the Catalan club.

"I'm happy to come to the best club in the world, the best stadium, and I am going to play with the best players," the Turkey International said.

"I'll try to give the best I've got.

"Those who know me know that I've dreamt of playing for Barca since I was a kid.

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"I received lots of offers, but when I heard from Barca I pushed all the others aside."

It seems Turan has been brought in to replace Barcleona legend, Xavi who has left the club after 17 years but the 2014 La Liga winner disagrees with that line of thought.

"Nobody can take Xavi's place because he's one of a kind in the world of football. He'll always be a symbol of Barca - he is a unique figure not only at Barcelona but as an icon of world football," Turan said.

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