Italian agent Andrea D’Amico has given his view that Inter midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is not at the level of a top player, and that he was allowed to leave city rivals AC Milan for this reason.
Speaking to to the program “Tutto Convocati” on Italian broadcaster Radio 24, the agent gave his view that the Rossoneri were willing to let the Turkish midfielder go as they regarded him as dispensable to their project.
Calhanoglu was brought in on a free transfer earlier in the summer after the Nerazzurri needed an emergency replacement for the stricken Christian Eriksen, and swooped for the 27-year-old who was unable to agree on a new contract with Milan and was therefore available on a free transfer.
In his first couple matches for the Nerazzurri the Turk has slotted into the system well, while the Rossoneri have won both of their opening matches with Real Madrid loanee Brahim Diaz slotting into the attacking midfield role well and have strengthened their midfield with a number of other signings.
Both clubs appear to have obtained their objectives from the deal and the player has made a big impression at Inter, but in D’Amico’s view he is not a strong enough player to have been worth a major contract for the Rossoneri.
“Calhanoglu is not a great player,” said the agent. “In Milan’s view he was not worth certain figures.”