Arda Turan ‘wants to leave Spain’
AFP photoAtletico Madrid Turkish midfielder Arda Turan wants a move to the Premier League this summer and has three offers from top English clubs, according to his agent.
The Turkey international has two years left on his contract with the Spanish club and has been strongly linked with a move away from the Vicente Calderon stadium this summer.
“His intention is to leave Spain this summer,” Turan’s agent, Ahmet Bulut, said to Spanish sports newspaper AS. “His will is to leave and to play in the Premier League; that is the path he would like to take to continue his career.”
“We are currently in talks with three teams but I cannot reveal the names of the clubs. However, I can tell you that they are the best in England and in European football,” he added.
Turan, who joined the La Liga club in the summer of 2011 from Galatasaray for 12 million euros, helped Atletico win the Copa del Rey three years ago and the league title during the 2013-2014 campaign.
The 28-year-old scored two goals and set up four more in 32 league appearances to help the Madrid club finish third in La Liga last season.
“It’s true that Milan and PSG are two of the six teams that are interested in him,” Bulut said, confirming two of the teams rumored to be targeting Turan.
“But the Italian team is not among our options because they will not play in the Champions League next season. PSG is a possibility, although Arda always has the desire to play in England,” he said.