Arda asks for Atletico return

Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan wants to return to Atletico Madrid only two years after leaving the club, say reports in Spain.

The 30-year-old looks set to leave the Blaugrana this summer and according to Marca he is keen to return to Los Rojiblancos, who are under a player registration ban until January.

Somewhat ironically, the former Turkey international made the opposite move whilst Barca were under a transfer ban but this is not said to be a deterring factor.

Arda played the best football of his career in Madrid across four seasons and was a vital component of the 2014 La Liga title winning side, but also has an offer from Galatasaray in his homeland.

Since moving to the Camp Nou in 2015 the midfielder has struggled to nail down a first-team place, but has scored 19 goals in 53 appearances across all competitions.

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