Milan and Hakan Calhanoglu have parted ways after failing to reach an agreement on the contract renewal. Although it’s never nice to lose someone for free, especially to Inter, many would argue that it’s for the best.
At the end of the day, as highlighted by MilanNews, Calhanoglu’s true colours have been exposed in these last few weeks. Signing for the city rivals without any hesitation, simply turning the page, shows why he’s not Milan material.
Meanwhile, you have the likes of Brahim Diaz, Diogo Dalot and Fikayo Tomori who are all very eager to remain at Milan and impress. All three of them are proud to represent the historic club and wear the rossonero shirt.
Talent and quality remain very important aspects in football, but mentality is equally important. In other words, having players that are motivated to the cause (unlike Calhanoglu) can only help Milan in their journey.
It will be important for Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara to lock down the trio, with two to go after announcing the signing of Tomori from Chelsea.
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I’m thinking pragmatically. It’s not that Hakan left. It’s how he did it. Plenty of people — professional athletes or not — leave jobs for more money. Most of them act like adults and professionals.
It’s really not that hard to have a direct conversation, even if it’s through intermediaries.
There were other ways to maintain leverage in talks — for both sides.
Well said. And to let him go for free is just horrible business yet again. Bears the question: who is next? Romagnoli and Kessie are up next not to mention Calabria. Big clubs have been circling around Theo and Bennacer. We haven’t secured Tonali despite paying 10M loan for a season. Even if we loan Diaz and Dalot again we still have to pay for them. And who is replacing Hakan? We still need a starting #9 and RW backups to LB and RB and now 2 defensive mids….where is this money coming from if we deem players like Kamara, Ikone valued at 20M “excessive?” Lots of unanswered questions and doesn’t look like this far we are going to get the answers we want
Let’s be honest only Tomori is that quality player the others are just average. We need quality if we want to win.
When he came to Milan, he was flop initially and Milan endured him until he was able to pick up a bit , now he seemed it fit to dump Milan for bitter rival. Anyway, I’m not one of his fans, because he claimed to be a free kick specialist, yet he did score Five free kicks for Milan during his spell with Milan. His goals for Milan could be easily remembered and counted without stress because he’s not a regular goal scorer. His days are numbered at inter let’s just wait and see.
You are right adam
Whatever they said, it is still a loss of profit for Milan.
Milan polish him from a decent to a better player, then did not gain any profit for his departure.
It is the same with Dona
Milan must learn this lesson and hope that it will not happen to Romag, Kessie and Cala as well