It has been revealed that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists Arda Turan’s arrival has nothing to do with sponsorship.
The Spanish giants have just struck an agreement with Turkish giants Lassa Tyres.
Bartomeu said, “Arda Turan’s signing is related to sporting matters and has got nothing to do with marketing.
“The technical team requested that we sign this great footballer who we all have high hopes for. His arrival has nothing to do with any economic arrangement we make with our sponsors.”