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Apr 21, 2014

Real, Atletico eye Calhanoglu - father

Young Hamburg attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is wanted by both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, according to the 20-year-old’s father.

Hakan Calhanoglu has impressed this season.
Hakan Calhanoglu is reportedly interesting plenty of big teams around Europe.

Previous reports have claimed that Liverpool, both Manchester City and United have been closely monitoring the youngster, while Karsi Gazete has claimed that Chelsea would pay up to 16 million euros for the player who is already a full Turkey international.

Huseyin Calhanoglu told AS that although his son was tied to Hamburg long-term, he was aware of interest from many of Europe’s top clubs, including the two teams from the Spanish capital.

“We accepted an offer to renew with Hamburg until 2018, but there have been 10 different clubs interested, and Atletico are one of them,” Calhanoglu senior said. “Real Madrid also spoke with my son’s agent, Bektas Demirtas, and are thinking about him for next year. But there is nothing from Barca.”

Calhanoglu joined Hamburg from then third-tier team Karlsruher SC in 2012, and following a one-year loan spell back at his old club, he broke into Hamburg’s first-team this season. The youngster has 10 Bundesliga goals already this season, even as his side have spent the entire campaign fighting against relegation. 

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