MN: Milan trying to avoid ‘tragic’ situation regarding Calhanoglu’s renewal – talks ongoing

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are in constant contact with the agent of Hakan Calhanoglu over a contract renewal but at the moment they have not reached an agreement.

Calhanoglu has been involved in 17 goals (8 goals + 9 assists) in his last 12 games for Milan across all competitions, showing his importance to the team and to Pioli’s system, but his contract is set to expire in June 2021.

According to the latest from MilanNews, talks with his agent Gordon Stipic over a new deal are constant, though at the moment there is no white smoke signalling an agreement.

His agent is a notoriously tough nut to crack and wants a significant increase for his client compared to the current €2.5m net salary, and there is the issue that Calhanoglu sees himself as a Champions League level player and at Milan he hasn’t played in that competition yet.

In a few months Calhanoglu could sign a pre-contract with another club, a scenario that would be ‘tragic’ from a sporting and economic point of view for Milan.

That’s why it is better for the Rossoneri management to bite the bullet and pay the amount requested, to avoid the aforementioned nightmare scenario.

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