Journalist claims ‘mercenary’ Calhanoglu will ‘betray’ Milan by joining Inter for €500k pay rise

By Oliver Fisher -

Hakan Calhanoglu is set to leave AC Milan after four years and join rivals Inter in order to net a small pay rise, according to a report.

Gianluca Di Marzio (via MilanNews) reported last night that Inter are interested in signing Calhanoglu as a replacement for Christian Eriksen, who is recovering from the cardiac arrest he sustained on international duty.

The Turkey international will not renew his contract with Milan, who have already started talking to Mattia Zaccagni of Hellas Verona as his potential replacement. Pietro Mazzara of MilanNews confirmed this indiscretion in a tweet, adding that the talks are ‘well-established’ as Inter have set their sights on the 27-year-old.

According to the latest from journalist Nicolo Schira, Calhanoglu is ‘the real mercenary’ at Milan and not Gianluigi Donnarumma. His strong words continue as he claims the former Bayer Leverkusen man will ‘betray his club’ for €500,000 more in salary per year with the Nerazzurri. Inter’s offer is €4.5m net per season plus bonuses compared to €4m plus bonuses from the Rossoneri.


READ MORE: Milan management irritated with Calhanoglu’s attitude during renewal saga

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9 Comments

  1. VladaSWG says:

    Stop with the betrayal thing, he is doing us a favor by leaving. We should be happy leaving and give him a push out the door.

    1. VladaSWG says:

      Apparently I cant brain today. Also can’t type.

      What I wanted to say is, we should be happy he is leaving and give him a push out the door.

      1. qwerty says:

        It’s not that he was an academy player or a club legend over here. Just leave, there’s nothing to betray.

        1. Rajesh Sah says:

          I would be very happy if that happens.

  2. BO says:

    Let him go…he’s useless trash

  3. aevarez says:

    Well this means that now we have to pay big for a good attacking midfielder which means that we don’t have as much money for Right Winger and Striker. We might have to settle with someone in either role. If he would have signed, we could have gone big for the right wing and striker and then in 1-2 years time, we could have sold him and upgraded him big time

    1. Juro says:

      Well said. I agree

  4. Jay says:

    I honestly feel Milan is equally to blame. We can’t expect players to act based on feelings, everything in this world is money driven, 19th century is over. They need to start resolve these things before the contracts ends. That means sell a player before “x” time of contract remains to gain some profit or cashback. Otherwise we will keep handing out players for free in the future.

  5. Juro says:

    We don’t have any $$ to sign his replacement lol. And we still need to sign a RW and striker????? What a joke. I don’t think Hakan is worth 5m but to lose him for nothing is stupid and horrible business. Who are we gonna get to replace him with??? What happens with Kessie, Benacer, Theo? A foreign team will gladly double their salaries. Are we gonna let them walk too? At some point you have to pay your top talent and reward them for their development. Fine Hakan wasn’t that guy. Apparently Donnarumma wasn’t either. Who is? And what type of talent do we expect to attract if they know we aren’t a team that will pay top salaries? Players want to get paid. That’s why they choose other clubs over us. We must be careful not to be too rigid with this wage policy otherwise as they say – you get what you pay for.

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