Reading midfielder Jem Karacan has revealed his desire to play for a Turkish club in the future

Jem Karacan: Has revealed he wants to play for a Turkish club in the future

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Reading midfielder Jem Karacan says he is happy after committing to the club but has revealed he wants to play for a Turkish side in the future.

The 23-year-old, who came through the academy at Reading and has already made 125 appearances, pledged his future to the Royals earlier this week when he signed a new three-year deal.

While delighted to extend his stay at the Madejski Stadium, Karacan says he would love to play in Turkey one day.

The young midfielder has a Turkish father and has already represented the country up to under-21 level.

He told the Daily Star: "I've been here for nine years and this club is close to my heart. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else."

But Karacan added: "A few years ago I was close to going to Besiktas.

"And I think my dad would have a go at me if I didn't play in Turkey one day.

"He wants me to play for Galatasaray. One day in the future, though."