Inter Milan via their website have officially announced the signing of AC Milan attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu on a free transfer as his current deal expires on the 30th of June 2021. The Rossoneri management were not willing to offer 27 year old Calhanoglu more than 4 million euros per year and he reportedly received an additional 500,000 euros per year which convinced him to join our cross town rivals. The player has signed a 3 year deal with the club. Milan’s management have now allowed two starters to leave on free transfers this summer and although this sends a strong message to the squad on contract renewals in nonetheless represents wasted opportunities from a revenue perspective.
Calhanoglu joined Milan in the summer of 2017/18 from Bayer Leverkusen as part of Massimo Mirabelli failed summer haul. He played for the club for four seasons in which he played 172 games scoring 32 goals and providing 48 assists across all competitions.
He is the first player to move from Milan to Inter since 2021 when Antonio Cassano switched.