Midfield is one of the strongest areas in Manchester United’s team at the moment and they have genuine quality and depth in the middle of the park. But things could very well change over the course of the summer.
Paul Pogba is entering the final year of his current deal with the Red Devils and it is very possible that he could be on his way out of the club in the near future. Nemanja Matic is also set to turn 33 in August of this year and has been linked with a move away in the summer, with AS Roma believed to be interested in the defensive midfielder with Jose Mourinho set to take over as their manager from next season.
Thus, midfield could turn out to be an area where the club need to make a signing or two in the summer. And one player they appear to be interested in is AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu.
The Red Devils have been linked with the midfielder in the past with his contract set to run out this summer unless he is able to agree a new deal with AC Milan. And signing a player of his quality on a free transfer would certainly be a brilliant move on the part of the Red Devils.
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Manchester United have pitched proposal to Calhanoglu
According to stats from Transfermarkt, Calhanoglu scored 9 goals and provided 12 assists in 43 appearances across all competitions in the recently concluded season. And at 27 years of age, he is in the prime of his career right now and should have many years of top football left in the tank.
The Turkey international mostly plays as a central attacking midfielder but is also capable of playing through the left as well as in centre midfield. And it is this versatility which would be a huge asset if he was to end up at Old Trafford, with Bruno Fernandes expected to continue occupying the number 10 role for the foreseeable future.