Whether or not Manchester United need another creative playmaker after the acquisition of Bruno Fernandes remains to be seen, but the amount Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has relied on the Portuguese leaves the door open to a big question.
Should the Red Devils have someone else in their ranks that can act like the former Sporting star and allow him to rest from time to time?
It appears that thought has crossed their mind, at least according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
The man in question is Hakan Calhanoglu, who has enjoyed a revival under Stefano Pioli once the Covid-19 break came to an end.
While not exactly a winger, the 26-year-old has played there a lot at Milan, and he has accumulated nine goals and nine assists in 35 appearances in Serie A.
However, with the style of football played at Old Trafford, he wouldn’t take the place of the wingers, such is the pace with which they counter attack, but he might play more centrally.
What helps United in all of this is the Turkish player’s contract, which expires in 2021.
TuttoMercatoWeb say that talks about a renewal have stalled, which has opened the door to other clubs.
Manchester United are one of those, and it’s said they’ve made an ‘enquiry’ about the Turkey international.
For them, the opportunity to get such a footballer at a discount price has made him a ‘goal’ of theirs, as well as for other teams around Europe.
One to keep an eye on.