Arsenal FC failed to sign an outfield player all summer, but Turkish reports now claim that the Gunners could break the bank for highly-rated freekick specialist in Hakan Calhanoglu, who is . valued at A?13.4million by Transfermarkt.
The 21-year-old has directly been involved in seven goals this season and has earned plaudits from the veterans of the game such as Pep Guardiola for his ability to score from freekicks. Also lauded for his shot power, he has caught the attention of FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Manchester United, who are tipped to make things difficult for the Gunners in the event of them going for the Turkish international next summer.
The Bayer Leverkusen central midfielder also operates effectively along the left flank and, thus, offers the versatility that Arsene Wenger would want in his attack-minded players. If the rumour does come to fruition, he can even go on to replace the aging Santi Cazorla in the long run, but the London outfit may have to table a ludicrous bid to secure his services, given the fact that his current contract runs until 2019.
Hakan Calhanoglu is branded as one of the most promising talents in European football and is arguably the best dead-ball specialist as he pipped the likes of Andrea Pirlo to score the most number of goals through free-kicks in the whole of the continent last season.