Five year contract on table, Man United look to lure in-form 26-yr-old to club: report

Five year contract on table, Man United look to lure in-form 26-yr-old to club: report
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Man United have added AC Milan attacker, Hakan Calhanoglu, to their transfer list.

After spending the summer chasing after Jadon Sancho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left without a new addition in the wide areas. Many feel as if it’s a no-brainer that the Red Devils will re-enter the market for Sancho again next time around.

However, reports from Gazzetta dello Sport, translated by the Daily Mail, suggest otherwise. They believe a Man United move for Hakan Calhanoglu is on the cards.

Apparently, United have placed a lucrative five-year contract on the table, as they look to lure the in-form 26-year-old to the club. Calhanoglu has scored four goals and added four assists in eight games this season.

At this stage, the thought is that Calhanoglu’s preference is to remain in Italy with Milan. Though the player is frustrated with Milan’s latest offer of £54,000-a-week. A figure United could trump with relative ease.

According to the report from GdS, United are looking to exploit Calhanoglu’s negotiations with Milan and offer him a pay-rise, to make the move to Manchester on a free transfer next summer.

If no contract with the Italian club is reached by January, United would be able to open negotiations about signing Calhanoglu on a pre-contract. With that in mind, AC better act quickly to keep their man at the San Siro.

So why Hakan Calhanoglu?

First and foremost, he’s versatile. The Turkey international can play on either wing or through the middle if needed. Aged 26, he’s approaching his prime and would be a player who can make an instant impact right away.

Calhanoglu will bring goals and assists by the bucketload, while he also takes brilliant free-kicks and corners.

For United, this would be a risk-free signing due to the fact it may well be a free transfer. However, this means they’ll be several other interested parties. I’d also be somewhat worried about the fact the player himself would prefer to stay in the Serie A. Unless he’s dead-set on joining United, I’m not sure we should make a move…