News circulating in the SPANISH FOOTBALL press & media is thatATLETICO DE MADRID is very close to shutting the transfer deal ofARDA TURAN, midfielder for Turkish Club GALATASARAY. The Turkish Club ignited the news flash by posting on their website that they are negotiating at this moment with the Spanish Football Club.
This is a past option ( was first studied last March) that has been re-taken up as Atletico sees the DIEGO option ( Brazilian Wolfsburg player ) complicate itself & need to beef up their midfield with a “creative” player. This area is a long time “Achilles heel” of the Club & they believe that the Turkish International Turan will be able to fill the gap & do the job. The player has had offers from English Football but prefers LA LIGA, were Atletico is willing to pay around 13M€ to get the player for the new season.
My only question is, with 75M€ in the bank from the selling of Ujfalusi, De Gea & Aguero, is Turan the only option in all European Football for a creative midfielder?