The January transfer window is almost upon us, with Louis van Gaal hoping to bolster and add players to his squad. However, one agent has confirmed that Manchester United made a bit for his client last summer, as Ahmet Bulut says Louis van Gaal chased Arda Turan unsuccessfully.
“Last season Manchester United made a bid for Arda but Atletico Madrid did not want him to leave.” Ahmet Bulut said.
Since then, Turan has moved to FC Barcelona, but he isn’t able to play for his new club until the turn of the year due to a transfer ban currently upon the Catalan side.
He would have been a fantastic addition to a Manchester United squad that lacks energy and drive, and that is a gift he has in abundance but its clear his heart was never in England, and he much preferred to stay in Spain.