AC Milan have reportedly decided to extend Hakan Calhanoglu’s deal at the San Siro, reports in Italy confirm
Although Calhanoglu endured another underwhelming season, he has become a vital part of Stefano Pioli’s set-up, drastically improving his performances since the turn of the year.
This year, the former Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder has clocked up five goals and one assist in 25 outings in all competitions, racking up 23 Serie A starts in the process.
His contract is due to expire at the end of the next season, with several Premier League sides, including West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers setting their sights on Turkey international.
#Napoli could attempt to sign #Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and Wolves’ Diogo Jota this summer, according to a report in Italy.#ACMilan #Napoli #WWFC https://t.co/w4dojDfXQ3 pic.twitter.com/xKpx2dF3Z5— footballitalia (@footballitalia) March 11, 2020
According to the Italian outlet, Sempremilan, the Rossoneri are looking to entrust Calhanoglu with a prominent role starting next season and will, therefore, open contract talks as soon as the coronavirus crisis is put to bed.
Milan’s decision to lock up the Turk is line with recent speculations about the club’s interest in Ralf Rangnick, who is a known admirer of the player’s qualities.
The 26-year-old’s versatility makes him a valuable asset for Milan, as he can perform well on both wings, albeit his favorable position remains behind the strikers.