Calhanoglu admits Barcelona & Real Madrid are interested

Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Çalhanoğlu has revealed that Barcelona and Real Madrid have expressed an interest in him.

“It is great that Barcelona and Real Madrid are interest of course it makes me proud to be linked with these clubs but that is for my agent to look into let us see what happens,” Çalhanoğlu told DHA.

Barcelona would not however, be able to sign Çalhanoğlu until January 2016 due to a transfer ban.

Çalhanoğlu is currently in Turkey visiting his family and friends in Bayburt on the Black Sea coast of the country.

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Arsenal are keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Hakan Çalhanoğlu according to talkSPORT.

The Bayer playmaker has been hitting the headlines recently for his set-piece goals. The 21-year-old has scored the highest number of free-kick goals in the top five leagues in Europe – Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1.

Çalhanoğlu is regarded as being one of the best set-piece specialists in world football and has received rave reviews from Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola who said: “Çalhanoğlu is one of the best free-kick takers in the Bundesliga.”

The 21-year-old now has a total of 13 goals and 11 assists, Çalhanoğlu has setup more goals than any other Turkish player in Europe this season other than Mehmet Ekici (11).