Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham and Arsenal scouts have all been scouting Calhanoglu, according to the Daily Mail.
Calhanoglu has been quoated saying he is keen on playing Premier League football and was quoted by Lig Tv as saying that he would find it hard to turn down an offer from United: “Barcelona and Manchester United are huge clubs it would be different to turn them down but I have not said anything about any transfers or anything of the sort.”
We look at three reasons why United should act fast in snapping up the young talent.
1. He is a Set Piece Specialist
Calhanoglu is widely regarded as being one of the best in the business with a phenomenal free-kick scoring record – 11 in the Bundesliga. Former Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola described him as being one of the best free-kick takers in the Bundesliga stating, “Çalhanoğlu is one of the best free-kick takers in the Bundesliga.”
The 22-year-old is a set-piece maestro not limited to scoring direct free-kicks Calhanoglu also has lethal delivery and takes just about every corner and dead ball situation for the currency Bayer side.
2. Will adopt to premier league easilyEasy
Bundesliga players have built up a reputation for settling in quickly and adapting to Premier League football. Take for example Emre Can who has become a fan favourite at Liverpool, Mesut Özil who has not done a bad job at Arsenal.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan United joined from Borussia Dortmund over the summer and despite a slow start he has started to have a revival under Jose Mourinho over recent weeks.
3. Has unprecedented chances of growing his Potential
The Turkish international has consistently developed over the past few seasons. Calhanoglu was worth £128,000 at Karlshruher before rising to £3.4 million in 2013 after joining HSV and he is currently worth £15.3 million at Bayer Leverkusen (transfermarkt.com). The young playmaker has managed to take on every challenge presented to him and establish himself as an influential player at each club he has joined. The 22-year-old already has 26 goals and 28 assists for Bayer and has established himself as a first-team regular in the Turkish national side.