From nadir to zenith. Five months ago he was handed a ban by FIFA that practically ended his season, for something he had done years ago, as a teenager.
Then, he had signed for Trabzonspor, but never played for them, the Turkish side didn’t let it go, and it took them years, but finally got vindicated.
Fast forward to these days, Hakan Calhanoglu has left Bayer Leverkusen and joined one of the most historic and decorated clubs on the planet, AC Milan.
I want to thank you for making this transfer happen and trusting in me. I want to give a lot back. The last four months have been hard for me, but I am very happy to be here in Milan. I want to give my best performance for the fans, the club and the team
the Turkey international told Milan TV. He then went on to talk about his impressions after visiting the club’s museum.
AC Milan is a very good club, the most important club for me because they have so much history and I hope we can do it again. When you see the museum and all these big players like Kaka, [Gennaro] Gattuso, [Cesare and Paolo] Maldini, Ronaldinho and David Beckham, that is a very big job for me, and I am happy
Calhanoglu said. As for how high he wants to see Milan next season, his target is clear.
I hope to start the season well, we have an important Europa League game and hope we are in the top three at the end of the Serie A season. I hope and know we can do it
the new Rossonero said.