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03 Jul 2017, 01:13

Calhanoglu can light up San Siro

New buy Hakan Calhanoglu brings much more than just free kicks to Milan, writes Tom Scholes.

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As Milan look set to add another signing to their already impressive list of transfers this summer, many fans may be wondering what to expect from latest new boy Hakan Calhanoglu. What can he bring to the side, and how does he fit into the set-up under Vincenzo Montella?

The German-born Turkish international is known for predominantly being an attacking midfielder who can apply himself across the line on either flank and through the middle, where he can influence the play more. However, most of his game time this season for Bayer Leverkusen has been on the left flank, where he has been very productive, scoring five goals and providing his teammates with three assists.

If Montella plans on keeping the 4-3-3 formation that he used for a large portion of last season, Calhanoglu could prove to be key in the system. He may not be as quick or direct as Gerard Deulofeu or Suso, but his crossing ability and tendency to take shots from distance could be something that Milan utilize well, especially if they sign another striker like Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina.

As everyone will be aware, the biggest strength is his free kicks. Calhanoglu is well known for being one of Europe’s best free kick takers and can make set-pieces one of the biggest goal threats for Milan. Whether he is shooting for goal (which he is more than capable of doing, even from about 45 yards out) or providing crosses from corners or deeper free kicks, Calhanoglu can be deadly. It’s an area the Rossoneri have been really lacking in for some time now.

In an inconsistent and disruptive Bayer Leverkusen side, Calhanoglu hasn’t kicked on and become the player many expected he would from his Hamburg days, but not many players could have thrived in the environment at Leverkusen recently. Various managerial struggles and underperforming in the Bundesliga meant that Calhanoglu stagnated at the club. He was also banned for the last four months due to a breach of contract dispute going back to 2011.

In a positive environment surrounded by good players, Calhanoglu could be a star. His classy play next to the rest of the Milan team could be what he needs to excel and this is a move that may well work wonders for him. The Turk’s style of play is somewhat suited to Serie A and can be explosive in certain areas of the pitch, so could prove to be a real match winner for the Rossoneri.

The Milan fans will take to him, as he’s one of those players to have the ability to pull absolutely anything out of the bag at any given moment. As an Italian commentator said, “at last, a player that makes Milan fans want to go back to the stadium.”

He may have been hot and cold in Germany for Leverkusen, but few players have been able to maintain good form at that club in recent seasons.

Calhanoglu has the potential to be a top player in a new-look Milan team and, at the age of 23, he still has lots of time to improve. For €20m plus bonuses, this could be one of the bargains of the transfer window.

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Calhanoglu: 'I want to repay Milan'

New signing Hakan Calhanoglu thanked Milan for “trusting in me. I hope and know we can” finish in the top three of Serie A this season.

The Turkey international completed his transfer from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported €20m plus €4m bonuses.

“I want to thank you for making this transfer happen and trusting in me. I want to give a lot back,” he told Milan TV.

“The last four months have been hard for me, but I am very happy to be here in Milan. I want to give my best performance for the fans, the club and the team.

“Thank you for everything, for giving me the chance to play at San Siro. I want to give my best.

“I am free and want to give everything I have. AC Milan is a very good club, the most important club for me because they have so much history and I hope we can do it again.

“When you see the museum and all these big players like Kaka, Gattuso, Maldini, Ronaldinho and David Beckham, that is a very big job for me and I am happy.

“The trick with free kicks is 50 per cent talent, 50 per cent hard work. I train really hard every day, as I want to score the goals in the game situation so I can help my team.

“I hope to start the season well, we have an important Europa League game and hope we are in the top three at the end of the Serie A season. I hope and know we can do it.”

CEO Marco Fassone presented the player to the media, assuring Calhanoglu is “indispensable for Vincenzo Montella’s football, so I’m certain he will have fun and make sure we have fun too.

“We are proud to present him.”

Calhanoglu’s medical was crucial, as he has not played since the start of February due to a ban for breach of contract stretching back to 2011.

“I am sure you’ll entertain all our fans, but we’ll give you a little more time, as you haven’t played for three months, so we’ll just say welcome to AC Milan,” added director Massimiliano Mirabelli.

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04 Jul 2017, 00:42

Welcome to Hakan, I hope he does better than Davala !

Seriously, I think he will be fine.
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04 Jul 2017, 10:22

#10 confirmed?
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Jasper wrote:
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04 Jul 2017, 15:02

Former Milan manager Fatih Terim:

"Çalhanoğlu is a very mature guy despite his age. He is a calm guy but he is also a fighter."

"Çalhanoğlu concentrates a lot in training and gives everything in games. Even in his private life he is a very disciplined person."

"Çalhanoğlu is a team player. Besides the undisputed value, the ductility and sense of sacrifice are his added value."

"Çalhanoğlu's best position? He is a midfielder with offensive characteristics. He can play both in the center or on the wing."

"He has a great right foot which makes him useful on the edge of the box, but he is also generous in his assists to his teammates."

"With Turkey and at 23, Çalhanoğlu has already made 26 apps and scored eight goals. He has a physical and technical strength."

"He is young but he already has international experience. He has been playing for a long time with Turkey in European cups."

"I think Hakan will easily adapt to Italian football and the needs of Montella and Milan, which in any case remains a big club."

"In fact, thanks to Milan Çalhanoğlu will become an even better player."

"Çalhanoğlu will give a lot to the team. He will demonstrate right away that he is a great player and a great buy."
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