Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan has impressed other La Liga sides and has caught the eye of big clubs all around the world, and bids could be forthcoming in January.
Reports suggest that both Liverpool and Manchester United have sent out their respective scouts to watch the 26-year-old winger from Turkey. Turan currently possesses a £33million release clause (which is more than Marco Reus' ) in a contract he recently signed with Atletico.
Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool are currently sitting pretty at the second spot in the Premier League while the reigning champions have slipped down at the sixth spot in the league table.
David Moyes is yet to stamp his authority at United as well as the Premier League but a signing like Turan will help him in completing his objectives. Rodgers has seen former Celta Vigo man Iago Aspas emerge as a relative flop and it looks like they may need to sign another winger, while full-back recruitment is also on the cards.
Liverpool always look to be in pursuit of discarded Chelsea players and they've proved it yet again by tracing the progress of full-back Ryan Bertrand. But the seeking of Turan looks more relevant for Liverpool.
But the pursuit of Turan looks pointless and inconsequential for Manchester United. The midfield in the absence of injured Michael Carrick looks in dire straits but the flanks are a strong point for Red Devils.
The only alternative could be that Ashley Young can be loaned out or can be possibly sold. Turan can be used on the left wing as Nani looks a bit inconsistent and under performing these days. Valencia is back among the goals and is once more starting to find his feet at Old Trafford.
Turan had scored 49 goals out of 146 appearances during his six year long stay at Galatasaray. His loan spell at Manisaspor consisted of five goals in 17 appearances while being at Atletico Madrid, he has put nine past the keeper (nine assists) in a bit more than 70 appearances.
His performances at Madrid were somewhat overshadowed by the fame and glory of Radamel Falcao who made a move to newly promoted French giants AS Monaco.
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