Italian journalist Riccardo Trevisani has praised the signing of now-former AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia yesterday, the analyst stated that he believes that Calhanoglu will perform well under new Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi, and outlined the player’s tactical profile.

Trevisani highlighted the fact that Calhanoglu’s signing on a free represents a good piece of business on the transfer market for the Nerazzurri, made all the more so by the player’s natural fit into the system of Inzaghi.

Calhanoglu was announced as an Inter player yesterday after a rapid effort by the Nerazzurri to bring him in from city rivals Milan, with the club thought to have viewed him as a replacement for the contributions of the stricken Christian Eriksen.

However, as Trevisani explains, the profile of Calhanoglu is not exactly the same as that of Eriksen, and also not quite that of Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto, but is an altogether unique profile which will show himself at Inter.

“At no cost,” Trevisani stated, “he is a good signing, an excellent purchase.”

Trevisani predicted: “He will be a mezzala in Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 system like Luis Alberto. He is more physical than Alberto, who is more technical, but that will be his role.”