Thursday, 6th March, 2014
The agent of Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan admits his client would love to play under Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, but has ruled out any chance of that happening in the near future.
Turan, considered a key man by Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, has long been linked with a switch to England, Arsenal and Liverpool consistently mooted as suitors.
Simeone was delighted when Los Rojiblancos managed to persuade the Turkish international to extend his contract last year, the Argentine coach hailing the news as "huge".
Turan does want to move on at some point though, even if that is just not yet, agent Ahmed Bulut has explained, while pointing out his client would love to learn under Arsenal's French tactician.
"He is interested in working under Arsene Wenger and Arda would like to play in England", the winger's representative was quoted as saying by Bold.
"But Arda will not leave Atletico yet.
"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.
"I would like to emphasise again that Arda recently extended his contract. He will be staying at Atletico."
Turan's deal at the Vicente Calderon runs until the summer of 2017; the 27-year-old winger has turned out 22 times in La Liga for Atletico Madrid so far this season.