Atletico ties midfielder Arda Turan until 2017

Atletico Madrid says Turkey midfielder Arda Turan has agreed to

a three-year contract extension, tying him to the Spanish club

until the end of the 2016-17 season.

The 26-year-old Turan joined Atletico from Galatasaray in 2011

and has become a key playmaker for coach Diego Simeone’s squad.

Turan scored in Atletico’s 3-1 win over Zenit St. Petersburg in

their Champions League opener on Wednesday. He has also scored one

goal through four rounds in the Spanish league this season.

Turan says ”after two years wearing the Atletico shirt I feel

like part of this club’s big family.”