Midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu was back in training for Inter Milan today ahead of their Serie A match against Hellas Verona.
This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInter1908, who report that the Turk was back after leaving early yesterday due to a slight fever.
This season, there are few players who Inter want to be without less than Calhanoglu.
The 29-year-old is one of the Nerazzurri’s most irreplaceable starters.
Having transitioned to a role at the base of the midfield trio last season, Calhanoglu has become the real creative engine of the team, this season.
Whilst Kristjan Asllani is a relatively adept deputy for Calhahoglu, he cannot quite provide the same fluidity in possession or range of passing that the Turk can.
Former AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Calhanoglu understands fully the rhythm at which Inter play.
The Nerazzurri’s direct and vertical attack is in fact built around Calhanoglu’s passing style.
Hakan Calhanoglu Back In Training For Inter
Given the importance of Calhanoglu to Inter, any potential absence would certainly be a worry.
And the 29-year-old did have to leave training early yesterday.
The reason for this was that the midfielder had felt some slight fever.
That had also been the case for another Inter player last week. Midfielder Davide Frattesi has also missed some training due to a fever shortly after Christmas.
But Frattesi did not miss any matches.
The Italian international was in the squad to face Genoa on Friday. He came off the bench in that match.
And similarly, there looks to be little chance that Calhanoglu will be at risk for Saturday’s match.
The 29-year-old was back in training today. He completed a full session normally with the rest of his teammates.
Therefore, Calhanoglu should be able to start as normal against the Gialloblu.