A Hakan Calhanoglu move to Man United has been talked up recently, with the Red Devils ready to hand him a hefty wage increase to make the switch.
The story comes from Todofichajes in Spain, who state that United are willing to double the 26-year-old’s wages if he joins. Calhanoglu is a free agent next summer.
According to AC Milan Info, the Turk currently takes home just over £40,000-a-week, meaning United would be placing somewhere above £80,000-per-week on the table to Calhanoglu. That’s certainly a hefty wage increase and something he’ll undoubtedly be considering.
This story comes days after a claim we covered from Gazzetta dello Sport, who suggested that United had placed a five-year deal on the table for Calhanoglu. These rumours, coming from two completely different sources, certainly make me believe there’s some truth in these latest stories.
For Calhanoglu, who’d be available to sign a pre-contractual agreement with United as early as January, this is certainly something to think about. He’d get a huge pay-day, while the attacker is still young enough to perhaps get another big-money contract before he has to hang up his boots.
Would a Calhanoglu transfer make sense for United?
We’ve said it before, but this would be a relatively risk-free deal. Calhanoglu would cost nothing in terms of transfer fee, while the wages reportedly on the table would put him pretty low-down in comparison to United’s top-earners.
I think it’s fair to say his production far outweighs current wages. Calhanoglu has scored four and tacked on four assists for AC Milan so far this season. As many of you will know, the Turk also takes a mean free-kick.
In terms of what he’d bring to the table, this could be an astute addition. United definitely won’t have it all their own way, though. They’d certainly face stiff competition due to the fact Calhanoglu wouldn’t cost a penny. Prising him away from an ever-improving Milan side won’t be easy either…
Would a Hakan Calhanoglu transfer to Man United make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.