Arda Turan dreams of opening Bayrampasa hotel [divider]
Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan has revealed that he dreams of opening a hotel in Bayrampaşa, Istanbul.
Turan grew up in the working class district of Bayrampaşa and wants to invest in the area.
“I have a dream of opening a hotel in Bayrampaşa but the value of the land has increased a lot and it is hard to find a place these days,” Turan told Hürriyet in an interview.
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Turkish footballers abroad
Turan joined Atleti on a record Süper Lig transfer fee from Galatasaray in 2011.
The 28-year-old became the first Turkish born player to win the La Liga as Atleti won their first league title since 1996 last season.
Turan was also part of the team that reached the Champions League final last season.
The Atleti attacking midfielder has won every domestic trophy in Spain as well as the Europa League and European Super Cup.
Turan has three goals and six assists in all competitions for the La Liga champions this season.