Hakan Calhanoglu Became Second Turkish Player in AC Milan The attacking midfielder Turkin, Hakan Calhanoglu (23), officially became a member of AC Milan on Monday (3/7/2017) Agen Resmi Bola. He signed a four-year contract for the Rossoneri (Red-Black).
AC Milan cost 20 million euros (IDR 303.8 billion), plus 4 million euros in bonus form to move Hakan Calhanoglu from Bayer Leverkusen.
“I want to thank the fans, of course joining Milan is a great opportunity for me,” said Calhanoglu at team headquarters, Casa Milan. “Three years in Leverkusen is very emotional.
“I see the fans loving me so I want to give the best to the club and the people here and now I’m going to start a new page in my career,” he said.
Free kick expert is now officially become the second player from Turkey who defended Milan. Calhanoglu follows in the footsteps of Umit Davala, who was uniformed in the Rossoneri 2001-2002.
Outside the players, Turkey also had a chance to represent Fatih Terim in Milan coach seat in 2001.
The presence of Calhanoglu increasingly asserted Milan’s aggressive maneuvering in the transfer market this summer.
The duo performance of Managing Director Massimo Mirabelli and Marco Fassone resulted in signatures of Mateo Musacchio (from Villarreal), Franck Kessie (Atalanta), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Andre Silva (Porto), Fabio Borini (Sunderland), and now Calhanoglu.
Soon Andrea Conti (Atalanta) will catch up to Casa Milan. For the six players mentioned earlier, the Rossoneri poured more than 100 million euros in just the first three days of July.
Calhanoglu will be a source of lucrative alternative goals in Milan’s second line. He is best known as a top-notch free-kicker executor.
The German-born youth scored 11 goals from a free-kick situation from 2013-2014.
The number is the most goals from free kicks in five top European competitions, past Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, 10 goals) and Miralem Pjanic (Juventus and AS Roma 10 goals) at the same time.