"Exclusive" Spurs beat Arsenal in race for £12m Turkish Winger

Arsenal Action can confirm that Spurs have beaten Arsenal in the race to sign Turkish winger Arda Turan.

The player who has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal, will sign for Spurs after he returns from the USA with Turkey for £12m and on  a 5 year contract.

Spurs moved fast in the race for the winger, and have beaten off Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool in the race to sign the talented winger.

Wenger, who has admits his admiration fo Turan in the past and his agent “Ahmet Bulut” recently said that “Arsenal are interested, and if they want him, Arda’s first choice is Arsenal.”

But Galatasaray Chairman “Adnan Polat” confirmed that a secret contract with Spurs had already been agreed and the player will sign for spurs in less then 12 days time.

Its seems that Arsenal waited far too long to get a deal on the table before spurs came in with a solid offer.

This is not the first time spurs have beaten Arsenal in a transfer race, Spurs also signed Luka Modric from under the nose of Arsenal.  Wenger had said that Modric was too lightweight for the premiership.

Its would seem that Arsenal take an eternity to sign a player, We saw this with the Nasri and Arshavin deal that dragged on for weeks. Arsenal always seem to want to get the player on the cheap and always risk the chance of losing them. As the Arda deal proves.

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  1. tiny_tot_moron

    May 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    do you remember when petit was going to sign for spurs, until he got into a cab, went to arsenal and realised what a bunch of losers spurs are?

    i remember that.

    you were probably in nappies at the time. jog on loser.

  2. Steve

    May 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Heavy dose of sour grapes.

    P.S if Arsene is so brilliant why do so many of you losers want him out?

    A quick look on newsnow paints an entirely different picture as to the one you are portraying.

    Maybe because all the examples you have provided me of Arsene’s brillance are so dated? Petit, Anelka, Unbeaten runs?

  3. wondrinfree

    May 16, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    We have only this website claiming that Arsenal were in for this player and he certainly fit the Arsenal profile being short and nippy – but, I suspect we have enough players in this category that most Arsenal fans are hoping for bigger more powerful players to balance things out. I believe Arsene said something similar himself 2 months ago, probably the same time we stopped monitoring this player.

    Sure some Arsenal ‘fans’ are anti Wenger but every fan base has its share of morons who want to spend, spend, spend regardless of the finances of the club. Leeds and Liverpool should be warning enough to anyone with a little sense. But hey every year Spurs fans predict Arsenal’s demise and spurs over taking us – just goes to show every club has fans who seem incapable of learning anything.

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  5. African

    May 17, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Another Nasri type?

  6. African

    May 17, 2010 at 12:47 am

    WHO THE F IS THIS HAZARD GUY? It seems that everywhere I look, I see his name

  7. Foggy (Tottenham)

    May 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    No way,Dugarry and Zidane?Oh dear.

  8. Foggy (Tottenham)

    May 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Classico.There’s a touch of Christiano Ronaldo about this lad.( qiuck tell Harry.)

  9. arsenalaction

    May 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Arsenal Action [ FIRST WITH THE NEWS]

    Tottenham Hotspur look set to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to the signing of highly rated Galatasaray midfielder Arda Turan, according to reports in his homeland.

    Turkish radio station Radyospor have claimed Spurs have agreed in principal to sign the 23-year-old for €5 million plus Mexican forward Giovanni dos Santos.


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