AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is facing an uncertain future at the club, a report claims, due to his contract situation.
As MilanNews notes, Calhanoglu’s deal will expire in 2021 like those of his team-mates Gianluigi Donnarumma and brother Antonio, plus defender Mateo Musacchio.
While Gigio’s situation remains almost indecipherably complicated and Musacchio looks near certain to leave due to lack of game time, the discussion regarding the Turkish international – immovable for three years now under Montella, Gattuso, Giampaolo and Pioli – is different.
If Ralf Rangnick arrives, Calhanoglu’s stay would be almost certain. The German had in fact attempted to bring the 26-year-old to RB Leipzig last January, nevertheless baulking at Milan’s economic demands.
It is difficult to think that the former Schalke boss would then turn down working with Calhanoglu, as he is versatile and can play on the left or as an attacking midfielder in a 4-2-3-1.
In addition, selling the former Leverkusen star this summer means the club would only be able to recoup a minuscule fee. It is unlikely that offers of more than €10million preventing the player from being replaced adequately. Calhanoglu has important chances to also be part of the next Milan project and, consequently, the renewal of the contract may also come.