Hakan Calhanoglu on Monday confirmed that he is leaving AC Milan to shake hands with their arch rivals- Inter Milan on a three-year deal. The Nerazzurri’s signed Calhanoglu for a potential replacement of the Danish International- Christen Eriksen whose future remains uncertain due to health issues. The decision is up to Serie A whether they will allow the Dane to resume his international career after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for his country in the Euros.
Calhanoglu will undergo a medical with Inter on Tuesday. He will be joining the title holders of Italy as a free agent in the next few days.
Hakan Calhanoglu confirms his move to Inter
The 27-year-old confirmed on Monday that he will sign a deal with the club, telling Turkish broadcaster TRT Sport: “I made an agreement with Inter. Now I’m going to Milan. I will sign a contract tomorrow.”
Calhanoglu will join Inter as a free agent this summer. He signed a three-year deal with the Serie A winners. His wages will be 5M euros a year and a bonus of 1M euros. In AC Milan his wages were 4M euros a year. His contract with Inter runs till June 2024.
Calhanoglu is set to return to Milan on Monday after Senol Gene’s side failed to pick up a single point against Italy, Wales and Switzerland in Group A.
Fabrizio Romano backs up the claims, tweeting that Inter are confident of si Calhanoglu, raiding their city neighbours in the process.
Sky Sports Italia also reported that the 27-year-old has deciding against renewing his contract with the Rossoneri’s and looks up to sign Inter this summer for wages worth 5M euros a year.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Inter Milan are now moving for AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu after links to Arsenal.
Arsenal were linked with the Turkish international in the past with Juventus, Galatasaray, Manchester United – the forerunners to sign the midfielder. But Inter sealed the deal away from them.
The sporting Directors at Milan were not happy about Hakan Calhanoglu’s attitude, as the Turkey international hoped to show off at Euro 2020 to attract interest from top clubs in Europe.
According to an Italian newspaper, he only managed to irritate the directors at Milanello, who were not expecting a very short answer to the contract offer worth €4m.The Rossoneri’s presented an offer in January to renew the player’s contract worth 4M euros per season but Calhanglu wasted most of the season negotiating the offer.
Calhanoglu joined AC Milan in July 2017 for a four-year deal with the club before which he played four seasons in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen & Hamburg. His transfer fee was 20M euros.
Calhanoglu had a sensational season with the Rossoneri’s finding the net nine times and also setting up twelve goals for the club across all competitions. His deliberate efforts earned Milan a ticket to play the Champions league football next season after seven years. Milan finished 2nd in the league with 79 points this season.
Calhanoglu’s exit is a huge blow to the Rossoneri’s after Gianluigi Donnarumma, another Milan player who is departing this season. The 22-year-old has already made up his mind to join PSG after he refused to extend his contract at San Siro.