Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Çalhanoğlu would set Manchester United back £30 million according to Tutto Mercato Web (via the Mirror‘s Aaron Flanagan).
United have been closely linked with a move for the Turkish international playmaker and could be set to make a move over the next two transfer windows.
The highly rated 21-year-old playmaker is one of the most sought after players in the Bundesliga and has a brilliant record in Europe playing a direct role in 12 (6 goals, 6 assists) in his 14 European games.
Çalhanoğlu already has five goals and two assists to his name this season and has built a reputation as being a set-piece specialist. The Bayer star takes just about ever corner for his side and has a phenomenal free-kick scoring record – 22 in the Bundesliga.
The young playmaker provided an assist in Bayer’s 2-1 loss against Barcelona at the Camp Nou midweek and is expected to start against FC Augsburg on Sunday 4 at the BayArena.
Çalhanoğlu are also been called up to the Turkish national team ahead of key Euro 2016 Group D qualification games against the Czech Republic and Iceland.