He failed to make an impact initially but since Gennaro Gattuso took over at the club Hakan Calhanoglu became one of the best performers of AC Milan. In his first year at San Siro the Turkey international scored 8 goals and provided 13 assists in 45 appearances.
His display in the second part of the season has drawn attention from many European clubs with the Red Bull Leipzig being the most interested club in his services. The Germans tried to sign Calhanoglu on loan in the January transfer window but the Rossoneri and the player refused. Now Leipzig are ready to make a fresh attempt for the Turkish star reports Calciomercato.com.
The Germans who will play Europa League next season hope that a severe punishment from UEFA will force AC Milan to sell their number 10. According to reports Red Bull are willing to make a bid in the region of 35-40 million euros plus bonuses.
The Rossoneri purchased Calhanoglu from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2017 for a fee 22 million euros. Coach Gattuso considers Hakan as one of the most important players of his squad and wants to keep the 24 year old. However Europa League exclusion and a hefty offer could force Milan to reconsider their position.