Barcelona defender Dani Alves has hailed new signing Arda Turan as the “crazy” kind of player the team needs.
The Turkey international joined Barcelona from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid on a five-year contract this summer.
Turan was named in Luis Enrique’s squad that has travelled to Tbilisi ahead of the Uefa Super Cup clash with Sevilla.
However, the midfielder is ineligible to play until January due to Barca’s transfer ban, and Dani Alves says the 28-year-old “phenomenon’s” debut cannot come soon enough.
“It’s an honour to have Turan with us,” the Brazil international said ahead of Tuesday’s Uefa Super Cup against Sevilla.
“It’s a pity he can’t help us now, we are eager for him to play, for his quality, intelligence and personality.
“He’s a phenomenon. And more, he’s been very funny in the camp. Our team needs crazies like him.”