MN: Calhanoglu and his key role at Milan – contract talks scheduled as season begins

By Isak Möller -

After his commitments with the Turkish national team, Hakan Calhanoglu has returned to Milanello. He immediately rejoined the team for the pre-season preparations ahead of the imminent start of the season.

The midfielder, who was one of the best players in Serie A post-lockdown, will also be a key player for Milan in the 2020/21 season. Hopefully, it’s a year that will confirm the path he displayed during the summer.

Furthermore, it’s a year that – at least on paper – will be his last with the red and black shirt. The current contract will expire in 2021 and although Milan’s plan is to renew it, they haven’t even started the renewal talks yet.

However, as highlighted by MilanNews.it, a summit with the player’s agent Gordon Stipic is on the cards. Calhanoglu currently earns €2.5m per year and this is a figure that could be slightly adjusted by the Rossoneri management.

The No.10 wants to remain at the club and consequently, he will be able to reach an agreement with the club to stay beyond 2021. In seven days, in Dublin, Milan will face Shamrock Rovers in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

A match that, in all likelihood, will see Calhanoglu as one of the protagonist in his role as the trequartista behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The duo has done really well in 2020 so far and must build on the positives we saw last season.

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