Not many players have had the 2020 that Hakan Calhanoglu has had. He has been coached by Montella, Gattuso, Giampaolo and finally Pioli, but now it seems he has finally unlocked his true potential.
As MilanNews reports, improvements had already emerged in the first months of the year, but the real change of pace came post-lockdown, when the playmaker racked up 6 goals and 8 assists from June to August, as well as 6 goals and 9 assists from September to December, for a total of 12 goals and 17 assists passes.
Overall, taking into consideration the whole of 2020, the Turkish international scored 15 goals and brought 17 assists, demonstrating how crucial he was for this team.
Calhanoglu’s exploits also brought a subsequent headache to the Rossoneri management. Maldini and Massara began to discuss the renewal of the 26-year-old in the summer, when the demands of his entourage increased in parallel with his performances.
The report adds that unlike the contract of Donnarumma, it is not yet close, but after the meeting at Casa Milan on 16 December with Gordon Stipic, there are positive signs. The parties have softened and the gap can be bridged. The Rossoneri want to keep Hakan and will try to the end, so much so that there is no plan B.