Hakan Calhanoglu is experiencing his best season with the AC Milan shirt, and since the resumption of Serie A in particular he has been untouchable.
As Calciomercato.com notes, the Turkey international now has nine goals and nine assists in the league this season so far. He has amassed a goal or an assist in his last five games, something that hasn’t been done by a Rossoneri player since Kaka back in 2008.
Calhanoglu has become a leader of Pioli’s Milan, and in turn an increasingly integral part of the future project. Hakan has already let technical director Paolo Maldini know he wants to stay with the club beyond the summer, so Maldini is laying the foundations for the renewal with his agent Gordon Stipic.
Stipic has got a visit to Italy scheduled to try and finalise the agreement and extend the current deal, which is set to expire in summer 2021.
The report adds that Milan intends to accept the requests of the 26-year-old’s entourage, meaning that he will receive a slight pay rise on his current €2.5million net per season. There could be discussion surrounding the insertion of a release clause, such as the one built into Bennacer’s deal.
The bottom line is that work is underway as Milan are determined to retain a key cog of their machine.