The Turkish agent explained the discretion necessary during negotiations to join Barcelona
It took a lot of discretion during the negotiations for incorporating Arda Turan FC Barcelona. Or at least this is what the player's agent, Ahmet Bulut, explained in the newspaper Hürriyet. "I have to meet you. It can not be by telephone, come to see me I have a surprise," said to the player a few months ago.
Discretion continued to such an extent that Bulut made Turan swear not to tell their parents he was about to sign for Barcelona. "Barça asked us a lot of discretion. Arda's father knew everything at the stage of signing the agreements."
Once the deal closed, player and agent went to talk with the president of Atlético Madrid. "We travelled to Ibiza to speak with Enrique Cerezo. It cost a bit to convince him but in the end he agreed to close the transfer."