A number of Manchester United fans have been offering their reactions to recent reports that the Red Devils are in deep negotiations with Hakan Calhanoglu over a potential free transfer ahead of next summer.
Calhanoglu’s current deal at AC Milan expires at the end of the season and the Italian club have seen their contract offer of around £54,000-a-week turned down by the 26-year-old, per Bild. However, the 50-cap Turkey playmaker is reportedly willing to stay with the Italian giants if they can improve their wage offer.
If AC Milan cannot sort out a new and improved offer for Calhanoglu, they risk losing the versatile forward in January to a pre-contract agreement which could be signed with another European club. That has duly alerted both Manchester United and Juventus to the 26-year-old’s potential availability, per Bild.
It has now emerged that United are in deep negotiations with the Turkey international over a potential move to bring him in on a free transfer ahead of next summer, per Bild. AC Milan are ready to allow him to leave at the end of the season rather than in January as they see him as an integral part of their squad, per Bild.
United fans react to Calhanoglu interest
Plenty of Manchester United fans were enthused by the prospect of bringing in the “class” playmaker, who scored nine goals and provided nine assists last term in Serie A (Sofascore). However, others were more sceptical and suggested that the Red Devils should focus more on other areas of the squad.
Yes, he’s an attacking midfielder and can play left winger too but he’s on a free so would be a good deal and provide competition. As long as it doesn’t detract from the other biz we need to do that we didn’t do in the summer.
— 🅻🅾️🆁🅴🅽🆉🅾️ – To Belong is having A Purpose (@D0ntGetItTwiStd) October 30, 2020
Would grab him with both hands tbh, never a bad option to have in the squad. He’s been an integral part of Milan’s recent renaissance. Good buy that would be but we know how it works here
— Bruno 🔴 (@MbakweJ) October 30, 2020
He is class but do we really need him?
— Leo (@utdleo_) October 30, 2020
We really dont need another CAM
— Jošt🇾🇪 (@mufc_jostko8) October 30, 2020
We don’t need him. We have more important positions to strengthen.
— Zoba (@Czooba) October 30, 2020
We don’t need him. VDB is struggling to get game time as is. Why do we need another playmaker who will probably get even less of a chance…
— Matty (@MatttyMUFC) October 30, 2020
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