A year after the end of his professional career, Adra Turan is now ruined. The 36-year-old former Turkish player, coach in the third division, claims to have been the victim of a scam carried out by a bank director based in Istanbul.
He thought he would make his winnings grow, but Arda Turan ultimately lost everything. A year after the end of his professional career and a final experience at Galatasaray (his training club), the midfielder is now ruined. The 36-year-old ex-player claims to have been the victim of a scam organized by Seçil Erzan, the director of a bank based in Istanbul.
“He misled me by telling me that I would make a profit with my investments,” says Arda Turan, in comments reported by Sport. I donated more than 13 million euros. All the money I had earned through my efforts. The work of several years suddenly disappeared…”
Arda Turan had a brilliant career in Spain, where he became known to the general public in the jerseys of l’Atlético de Madrid a you FC Barcelona. By earning significant income. But the captain of the Turkish team (100 caps, 16 goals), just retired, now finds himself with nothing. “He made me lose all the money I had earned over the years by cheating. All my savings were gone in an instant. This incident exhausted me,” he whispers.
Muslera, Fatih Terim and Emre Belezoglu also victims
Arda Turan would not be the only one to have been a victim of bad advice from the boss of Denizbank. Fernando Muslera, Galatasaray goalkeeper, also claimed last spring to have suffered the same fate. The Uruguayan would have invested almost a million euros without getting anything in return. Fatih Terim, Emre Belezoglu or Selçuk Inan would also have been harmed under the same conditions.
In recent months, Arda Turan has become a coach at the Eyüpspor club, in the Turkish third division. He was fined last week 3,000 euros for violating the rules of the local championship by not presenting the required accreditation to coach his team in competition.