According to Turkish football show presenter, Ersin Duzen, Arda Turan has agreed personal terms with Manchester United and the player will undergo a medical soon.
TRT Spor’s Futbol Günlüğü program presenter Ersin Düzen, claimed that Manchester United are set to snap up the Atletico Madrid man, who has grown increasingly frustrated with Atletico’s style of play and wants to move to a more footballing side.
According to reports, Simeone’s style of play demands a significant defensive contribution from the Turkish star and he is keen to express himself more in games.
Manchester United are keen to sign an attacking midfielder this summer and after being beaten to Roberto Firmino by Liverpool, Van Gaal is keen to snap up the experienced Liverpool fan, Turan.
Turan has been linked with a move to England for years, especially after the Turkish international publicly spoke about his dream to play for Liverpool. At one point under Rafa Benitez, the Atleti midfielder looked certain to join the Reds.
Despite the likes of Angel Di Maria and Juan Mata at the club, Van Gaal is keen to strengthen his attacking midfield options which would allow him to use Wayne Rooney solely as a forward this season. The United captain has been played all over the park, especially in attacking midfield to compensate for the lack of a genuine playmaker centrally.
Juan Mata’s movement and goalscoring ability has been an asset for Manchester United, but Van Gaal is keen on using a playmaker as opposed to a goalscoring number ten.
Turan brings with himself a wealth of experience and proven pedigree at the highest level. Should United manage to land the Turk, there is plenty of reasons for their fans to be excited about.