MADRID - Atletico Madrid have agreed to
sign Turkey winger Arda Turan from Galatasaray on a four-year
contract, the Spanish club said in a statement on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old Galatasaray captain will give a farewell
news conference in Turkey on Thursday before travelling to
Madrid. He will take a medical on Friday and be presented next
Tuesday, Atletico said, just before they play Portugal's Vitoria
Guimaraes in a Europa League play-off next week.
Turan has been capped more than 40 times for his country and
came up through the youth system at Galatasary, who struggled
last season and finished eighth in the domestic league.
Turkish news channel NTV reported that the La Liga side
would pay a transfer fee of 12 million euros for
Turan who helped Turkey reach the Euro 2008 semi-finals.
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