Man Utd target rated best free-kick taker in FIFA 16 game

Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Çalhanoğlu and free-kicks go hand in hand. Anybody with access to Youtube is bound to have seen at least one of the Turkish international’s extraordinary goals from set-pieces.

To free-kick aficionados it will not come as much of a surprise that the 21-year-old is rated as the best set-piece take in the world according to the popular football video game FIFA 16.

Manchester United have been closely linked with the Turkish international and were linked with a €36 million for Çalhanoğlu according to Beyaz Tv.

Spanish giants Real Madrid recently had a €35 million bid for the Turkish international turned down according to the German Express newspaper.

The 21-year-old joined Bayer from HSV on a €15 million transfer last season and was selected as the sixth most valuable U-21 players in the world list by Soccerex.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola was recently full of praise for the young playmaker describing his as being the best free-kick take in the Bundesliga.

Fellow Germany born Turkish international Mehmet Ekici who plays for Trabzonspor was also included in the top 10 list.

There was two Turkish international players in the Top 10 – the highest number of players in the list from one country.

FIFA 16: Top 10 Free-kick Takers

10 Marco Reus

09 Alban Meha

08 Mehmet Ekici

07 Rasmus Elm

06 Memphis Depay

05 Lionel Messi

04 Juan Arango

03 Zlatko Junuzovic

02 Andrea Pirlo

01 Hakan Çalhanoğlu