Arda Turan celebrates Chinese New Year [divider]
Atletico Madrid stars Arda Turan and Fernando Torres visited a selection of children from the club’s football training project with Wanda to celebrate Chinese new year.
Turan and Torres both showed off their culinary talent in the kitchen before being unveiled to the children.
The surprised children got to meet their heroes and sample their food.
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin – owner of Wanda – bought a 20 percent stake in La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid worth an estimated €40 million according to AS.
Part of their partnership sees young Chinese players visit Spain to train in the Atleti academy.
The Chinese businessman has an estimated fortune of €20 billion, according to Forbes.
The Rojiblancos have been trying to open the club brand to Asian markets and also recently signed a deal with Azerbaijan.
Jianlin was recently reported as saying that his favourite Atletico Madrid player is Turan to Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
The Chinese new year was held on Thursday 19 February.