Turan joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid for $37.45m in 2015 [Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images]

A Turkish court has sentenced Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan to two years and eight months in jail for firing a gun to cause fear and panic, illegal possession of weapons and intentional injury.

However, the court deferred the implementation of the verdict on Wednesday, which means the Turkish footballer will not go to prison unless he commits a crime in the next five years.

Turan, who is on a loan at Turkish club Basaksehir, was involved in a fight with Turkish singer Berkay Sahin in an Istanbul nightclub in October last year, leaving the singer with a broken nose.

The footballer later arrived at the hospital with a gun that

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