In some new and exciting Manchester united transfer news, AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu is wanted in the Red Devils’ midfield.
Actually, midfield belongs to one of the strongest areas in Manchester United’s first team at the moment.
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players have generated genuine quality and depth in the middle section of the pitch.
But things could very well change over the course of the summer, and in the upcoming transfer window.
Firstly, Paul Pogba is entering the final year of his current deal with the Red Devils. Moreover, previous transfer news have linked him to a Juventus return. So, it is very likely that he could be on his way out of the club in the near future.
Then, another United midfielder Nemanja Matic will turn 33 in August of this year and may make a move away, too.
AS Roma, with Jose Mourinho taking over as manager from next season, want the defensive midfielder, per some reports.
Thus, the midfield of Manchester United could turn out to be a weak area in the coming season. This is why the club needs to make a signing or two for the midfield in the summer.
And one player they appear to have an eye on is AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu.
Manchester United Transfer News – AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu Is Wanted
The Red Devils may actually sign the midfielder, whose contract with Milan expires this summer unless he agrees an extension.
Signing a player of his quality on a free transfer would be a steal for the Red Devils.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, Calhanoglu scored 9 goals and provided 12 assists in 43 appearances. These appearances were across all competitions in the season which concluded recently.
The Turkey international mostly plays as a central attacking midfielder. But he is also capable of playing through the left as well as in centre midfield.
And it is this versatility which would be a huge asset if Calhanoglu was to end up at Old Trafford. (Bruno Fernandes is almost sure to continue occupying the number 10 role at United for the foreseeable future.)
What’s more, at 27 years of age, he is in the prime of his career right now. So, he should have many years of top football left in the tank.