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Manchester United closing in on AC Milan Star Hakan Calhanoglu

AC Milan’s Turkish superstar Hakan Calhanoglu might be heading towards Manchester United in the coming summer.

The Red Devils have had a difficult start to this Premier League season. After failing to land Jadon Sancho, they want some creativity from the wings. Calhanoglu will be the perfect fit for them.

Whereas AC Milan have been on fire this season and are on top of the Serie A standings. But the Turkish playmaker is yet to score in league fixtures but scored 4 goals in Europa League matches.

Hakan Calhanoglu’ Performance with AC Milan

The 26-year-old midfielder is comfortable playing in a variety of positions. He is equally adept at either wing or attacking midfield. His control over the ball, dribbling, passing makes him one of the most talented playmakers in the Italian top flight.

The former Bayer Leverkusen winger is also a good shooter of the ball. He is one of the best set-piece specialists in the division.

Calhanoglu joined the Rossoneri from Bayer Leverkusen for €20 million with add-ons up to €4million in the summer of 2017. He scored 28 goals in 158 appearances for Milan.

Manchester United Come Calling for Hakan Calhanoglu

It is quite natural that top clubs around Europe would want this talented player in their squad. Manchester United, Juventus both were after Calhanoglu this season. Also, Arsenal and a few other top clubs also monitored him since the start of the year.

But Arsenal pulled out in the summer by moving their focus towards Olympique Lyonnais star Houssem Aouar. Also, Calhanoglu reportedly snubbed Juventus, hence Old Trafford is the likeliest destination for the Milan star.

Calhanoglu refused to sign a new Milan contract last year. According to reports, he is unhappy with his wages at San Siro. Italian giants also are unlikely to extend his contract due to his dip in form this season. His current contract will expire in the summer of 2021.

Now, Calhanoglu can operate as a free agent from January. Hence, he can agree to join any club in July for free after his contract expires. Manchester United wants to strike a deal with him in January to sign Calhanoglu for free.

The Milan star has a strong desire to play in the Premier League for a long, so it is quite inevitable that he will join United.

As journalist Christian Falk told the press,

“Talks are very very far at the moment and this transfer is very very likely.”

“He is a very good player and would fit United perfectly”,

– Christian Falk

Calhanoglu will evidently leave Milan in the upcoming season and Red Devils also wants to add creativity in their midfield. So, the transfer seems very very likely with reports linking the player to Manchester United.

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