Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has revealed on Twitter that his agent is listening to offers for him to leave this summer.
Turan’s representative said last week that the 28-year-old wanted a move to the Premier League and that three top English clubs had made bids for his services.
Reports in the Spanish press have claimed that the Turkey international, who has two years left on his contract with Atletico, is negotiating with Chelsea and Manchester United, while he has been strongly linked with Paris St Germain and Barcelona.
Turan tweeted: “The transfer rumours are not entirely correct. My agent is currently in touch with three or four clubs. I will update you all if a deal is made.”
Here is the tweet:
The transfer rumors are not entirely correct. My agent is currently in touch with 3-4 clubs. I will update you all if a deal is made.
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran10line) June 28, 2015
He is mostly known for his ball control, dribbling skills, and vision. At the age of 21, prior to the 2009–10 season, he was made the captain of Galatasaray. He is the first Turk to win the La Liga title, doing it in the 2013–14 season.
Arda was ranked 38th in “The 100 best footballers in the world” by The Guardian in 2014, the only player on the list to be born in Turkey. On 25 November 2014, Turan was nominated for the UEFA Team of the Year for 2014, among 40 other players.
As of June 2015, Arda has 80 senior national caps and 14 goals for Turkey and following a successful UEFA Euro 2008 campaign, he was ranked eighth in a selection of the 100 Best Young Football Players in the World piece published by Spanish magazine Don Balón in July 2008.
The versatile attacking midfielder, who can play on both wings too, had made 40 appearances for the Madrid side last season and scored 3 goals with 6 assists to his name.
Turan had been linked with Premier League clubs every season but now his tweet about his future makes his transfer speculations even more significant.