According to German newspaper Bild, Turkish play-maker Hakan Calhanoglu is on Tottenham’s transfer radar, as the club continue to be linked with attacking midfielders.
Calhanoglu had a strange season for Bayer Leverkusen in 2016-17, due to serving a four month ban for a reported breach of contract, according to PlayingFor90.com.
In spite of this, the Turkish attacker still chipped in with an impressive 7 goals and a further 7 assists in his limited 21 appearances in all competitions last season.
The 23 year old midfielder would be a versatile attacking option for Mauricio Pochettino, as he is able to play out wide, but as an inside forward, similarly to Christian Eriksen, but is also capable of taking up the shadow striker role, which Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son did regularly for Spurs last season.
German outlet Bild reports that, although he’s been linked with a return home to Turkey, Calhanoglu would prefer a move to either England or Italy.
It is unknown what sort of a price the play-maker would be available for, but speculation suggests Spurs would need to splash out more than they did for Moussa Sissoko on deadline day last Summer.
Everton are also rumoured to be interested in the 23 year old’s signature, as well as a number of clubs in the Serie A.
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