The journey from Super Lig to the Premier League

Arda Turan is probably the current biggest talent of Turkish football, with the creative forward plying his trade in Catalunya with Barcelona – although the forward’s relationship with his home nation’s fans is still pretty sour after the abuse he received during Turkey’s 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic at Euro 2016.

“I tried to not cry.

“But they made my mother cry. But don’t worry, I’ll hold them to account.”

Arda Turan

The former Atletico Madrid is constantly linked with a move to the Premier League, and if he were to join England’s top flight, there would be a good chance the current-30-year-old would go down as the best Turkish import.

It’s truly remarkable that there have been three worse Turkish players than West Ham’s awful loan deal involving Gokhan Tore.

There’s a couple of cult heroes amongst the list, but the truth is, the English Premier League is still waiting for a true Turkish talent to take the league by storm.

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