Hakan Calhanoglu is one of AC Milan’s best players, and has been very involved in the club’s goalscoring fortunes from the attacking midfield position.
The Turk is the man in the squad that plays that one smooth pass to find the free man to play the final ball into the goalscorer. So far, he has featured in almost every single minute of football that Milan have played this season in the Serie A.
Manchester United were one of the clubs that were linked with the player considering that his contract expires in the summer of 2021. He was on the Premier League club’s radar all over this past transfer window but they eventually ended up signing Donny Van de Beek from Ajax.
With only six months left on his current deal, the 26-year-old will be allowed to talk to other clubs, if Milan do not manage to tie him down to a new deal come the new year.
The main problem hindering the Rossoneri from offering their number 10 a new contract is his salary demands. The player wants his current wage doubled in a prospective new deal that the club might offer.
Discussing the player’s future on the “Here We Go” podcast exclusive to Patreon, Fabrizio Romano and guest Christian Falk of BILD said that he could still end up staying at the club.
Despite finances impacted heavily, the players are not paying heed to the situation and are adamant on their demands for money from the clubs.
Should Milan ensure a successful spell in the Europa League and continue their form in Serie A, a potential bumper deal reaching its conclusion could certainly be on the cards.
Paolo Maldini has currently been confirmed to have started contract talks with the player, and negotiations with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma are still on.