The future of Gigio Donnarumma clearly attracts the most attention, but the young goalkeeper isn’t the only player whose contract with AC Milan will expire in 2021. Among them, we also find Hakan Calhanoglu.
The former Bayer Leverkusen man, who arrived in 2017, signed a four-year deal and not a five-year one like Andrea Conti and Franck Kessie. As a result of this, in a few months, Milan will also have to evaluate the future of the Turk, per MilanNews.it.
The No.10 hasn’t displayed a fantastic technical continuity on the field, but he has cemented a spot in the starting eleven during his three years at the club. This isn’t a coincidence, as Calhanoglu has been important for the Rossoneri’s game.
Now, Stefano Pioli has deployed him in his favourite role, as the trequartista in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Calhanoglu has done well in the position, even against the big teams, but it might not be enough to make him unsellable.
There are two options on the table for Milan: either sell him in the summer or renew his contract. The latter option could also be done to sell him for a higher price, perhaps after the Euros in 2021. However, the decision will mainly come down to the manager.
In other words, the managerial situation will decide a lot for the Turk. In three years, he has 17 goals and 24 assists in 116 appearances, which isn’t bad at all. In fact, most clubs would probably put a high price tag on him.