The 27 year old versatile midfielder has been in fine form for Atletico this season and has earned a number of suitors across Europe.
His agent Ahmed Bulut has confirmed the player is happy at the Vicente Calderon but has opened the door to a future switch to Arsenal after admitting that Turan wants to work under Wenger and is keen on playing in the Premier League.
According to the Express, he said:
He is interested in working under Arsene Wenger and Arda would like to play in England.
Arda will not leave Atletico. They are part of the title race and he is a key player. Arda plays for a big club and he will be part of Atletico’s success.
We have received offers from English clubs. However, for now I would like to insist once more that Arda renewed his contract recently and wants to stay at Atletico.
Turan is a midfielder is a disciplined and hard working individual who doesn’t shy away from defensive responsibilities. He possesses the technical ability and guile to be a Premier League star and may fancy moving on from La Liga if Atletico fall short this year.
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He has scored three goals in the domestic league, has also netted twice in five Champions League displays and has developed into a key player in Diego Simone’s team, helping Atletico keep pace with Barcelona and Real Madrid in the La Liga title race. He signed a new long-term deal in Madrid last December and is contracted to stay at Vicente Calderon until 2017.
The agent’s comments will keep the Gunners on high alert; as it’s not often a player of his quality admits he’d like to work with the manager at another club, so the comment could be seen as an exit plea for the summer. I think he’d be a superb addition to the squad as we may need a versatile midfielder who can operate wing, but it will be very hard to prize him away from Atletico any time soon.
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