‘It destroyed all the money I earned’: the brutal scam accused by the former Barcelona and Atlético Madrid player

Arda Turan is in the middle of a fraud trial against a businessman. Between all those affected, we reach an amount of 44 million dollars.

Arda Turan’s statements caused emotion in Europe. The Turkish midfielder, who played for Atlético Madrid and Barcelona among others, admitted to having been the victim of a fraud of more than 13 million dollars by a businesswoman. This after the footballer invested his winnings in Secil Erzan, former director of Denizbank Levent bank.

The process is even the subject of an investigation by the Turkish justice system, which estimates that among all the victims (including footballer Fernando Muslera), there could be a fraud valued at 44 million dollars.

Turan confessed and explained the situation in court, since the Istanbul court is currently seeking to prove the crime. “He misled me by saying that anyone who invests in this fund will make a profit. I donated over 13 million . All the money and effort he had earned. Work suddenly disappeared for years,” said the former Turkey international, who reached the semi-finals of Euro 2008.

Of course, the player’s most successful stage was at Atlético Madrid, where he arrived in 2011 and achieved milestones such as play in the Champions League final and win the Spanish League in 2014 . These results led him to sign for Barcelona in July 2015, although he was only able to make his debut for the Catalan club six months later, due to a financial sanction against the team. His time with Cúles was not the most successful and two years later he began to be continually loaned out to various clubs until his contract ended in 2020.

Another of his statements in court was also made public. He maintains the same tone of frustration. “He destroyed all the money and effort I had earned by working for years by cheating on me. I’m really sorry, this incident really exhausted me. . All my savings were lost in an instant,” he lamented to the authorities.

The case of Muslera, who was Turan’s teammate at Galatasaray, is also the subject of a legal investigation, although the amounts are lower than those the former Barcelona player allocated to the investment fund. The Uruguayan goalkeeper paid almost $1.2 million . An extremely high figure in any case, since it is equivalent to more than 1,000 million Chilean pesos.

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Source: Latercera

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