In one season Hakan Calhanoglu went from potential flop to AC Milan star but the let winger is much more important then that to Gattuso.
It’s difficult to determine who’s the most indispensable player of AC Milan but if you ask the fans, the name of Hakan Calhanoglu would surely be mentioned often. And indeed, after a frustrating start of life in Italy, the Rossoneri number 10 has cemented his status as one of the best players of the Red and Blacks.
The 24 year old left winger is so important for AC Milan that his presence on the pitch means guaranteed points for the team. In 2018 Hakan Calhanoglu missed only three games and in each of these games the Rossoneri failed to win. Gennaro Gatusso’s squad lost two of them, against Benevento and Napoli and draw against Torino.
The free-kick maestro was signed last summer for 22 million euros from Bayer Leverkusen. In 45 appearances last season Calhanoglu scored 8 goals and provided 11 assists. If the match with Roma is any indication of what’s to come then the Turkey international will play an even more central role this year.