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16/06/2008 10:35,

Scouted: Arda Turan

The 21-year-old Galatasaray midfielder has already earned 21 caps for his country, scoring two goals in Euro 2008 so far.



Having scored against Switzerland, he also found the net in Turkey's incredible 3-2 win over the Czech Republic. Here, red-ronaldo2004 runs the rule over his qualities...

Scouting Report

Player Name: Arda Turan
Position: Midfielder
Match Scouted: Turkey v Czech Republic
Key Moment: Scored the first goal to aid Turkey's revival against the Czechs. Finished brilliantly as he was still sliding in to reach the ball.
Strengths: A versatile player with good close ball control. Can play on either left or right side of the midfield. Has a keen eye for goal as well as creating chances for the supporting strikers.
Weaknesses: He only has a small physique and does not muscle in for the ball often.
Suitability: He will provide cover for the midfield, but could also be a goalscoring midfielder like the Scholes of old. Good attack-minded mentality.
Estimated Value: Came through the youth ranks at Galatasaray and is reportedly valued at around £11million.

What do you think? Have your say on this Scouting Report or write your own at ManUtd.com/talkingreds (Transfer Speculation conference)

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