Bayer Leverkusen’s Turkish midfielder, Hakan Calhanoglu, has been linked with a move to Arsenal, but can he bring something to separate him from the rest of the players in his position?
Hakan Calhanoglu has been linked with a move to the Premier League as Chelsea and Arsenal have shown great interest in the player, Italian side Lazio are also reported to hold an interest.
Calhanoglu is tied to Bayer until 2019 and has a £32.5m release clause in his contract and the price wouldn’t represent any problem for the Premier League duo.
The Turkey international made 22 appearances for Leverkusen last season, scoring seven and assisting seven in the process.
His weaknesses lie in a lack of physical strength and little aerial ability as he loses more than a half of all his duels. If he were to join a Premier League team, that could be considered a major weakness and the player would need to build up more muscle mass.
Since he is a player who is best used when going forward, there are certain problems for him when forced to defend, but nothing too major that couldn’t be solved by making a bit more effort on the training pitch.
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