AC Milan attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu has reportedly ruled out summer exit, suggesting he will wear the red-black shirt next season too
Brought in from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2017, the Turkish star was expected to orchestrate the Rossoneri’s game and become the high-profile playmaker the Milanese giants have been searching for ever since Andrea Pirlo’s departure.
However, the 25-year-old has never managed to replicate his Bundesliga form often struggling for right choices when in the final third.
Heavily linked with a summer move, Calhanoglu has attracted interest from West Ham United and Leicester City, but the player seems confident he won’t be leaving the Stadio San Siro anytime soon.
“Next season I will play here again, in Milan, with this shirt,” he told TR Sport.
Milan will miss out on the Champions League again, after finishing fifth in Serie A, and they are expected to sell numerous players in the summer to cut costs.
In spite of Calhanoglu’s recent statement, the Turkey international is one of those whose future hangs in the balance along with the likes of Andrea Bertolacci, Alessio Romagnoli, Diego Laxalt, Suso, Samu Castillejo, and Franck Kessie.