Galatasaray winger Arda Turan has revealed that his priority this summer is to move to Liverpool. The Reds announced that Turan is eager to join the new era at Anfield, while Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger are also monitoring developments.
Turan has been consistently linked with a move to the Premier League with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham the reported chasing pack. The 23-year-old admitted in January that it was his ‘dream’ to play for Liverpool issuing a come-and-get-me plea to the Kop. However, the rumours over the Spaniard’s future had cast doubts over whether the Merseyside club would make a move for the Turkish international. However Turkish reports this morning suggest that Liverpool and newly installed manager Roy Hodgson are the front-runners for the player’s signature, while concerns over the futures of Steven Gerrard, Javier Maschernao, Fernando Torres, and Yossi Benayoun continue to manifest. Spurs and Arsenal are considered to be monitoring the situation, although the Gunners are rank outsiders for the Turkish international with Spurs and Harry Redknapp considered the main challenge to Hodgson landing Turan.
Reports last month suggested that Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp was ready to offer Mexican midfielder Giovanni Dos Santos plus an undisclosed sum for Arda Turan; a deal which the Turkish giants were planning to reject. Meanwhile Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is dealing with the Cesc Fabregas situation while making strengthening his leaky defensive a priority. Turan has been consistent and vocal in his ambition to play for Liverpool, stating on several occasions in the Turkish media that if he left Gala his ideal destination would be Liverpool.