Peter Kenyon: ‘Atletico Madrid will unveil the new academy with Arda Turan & Diego Simeone’ [divider]
Atletico Madrid club advisor Peter Kenyon has revealed that Arda Turan and Diego Simeone will both be present at the signing ceremony for the new clubs new Turkish academy according to Eurosport RT.
“The academy is the heart of Atletico Madrid, our aim is to keep producing the best players but most importantly we aim to develop good people,” Kenyan said.
“We currently train 2,000 kids in Madrid and it is a great honour to be part of this new project. Diego Simeona and Arda Turan will be here for the opening ceremony.”
The academy is set to be opened around late March and will be the first youth development centre setup by Atleti in Turkey.
The La Liga champions have been targeting the Turkish market following the success of Arda Turan.
Turan has won almost every trophy in European and Spanish football since his arrival in Madrid from Galatasaray.
The Turkish international is a popular player in Spain and Turkey where he has a huge following.