The world of football is full of promising young talent and readymade superstars, from the youth of wonder kid Raheem Sterling, to the behemoths of the game like Cristiano Ronaldo. But is there another young bright talent that can hold the title of the best player in the world in the future?
Hakan Calhanoglu plays his domestic football for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and he is beginning to make a name for himself. Leverkusen are flying at the moment in the table, sitting third behind Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich.
The club is full of standout players, but with his young age and glimmers of magic, Calhanoglu is emerging as a transfer target for many of Europe's teams. The Turkish international has netted four goals and assisted two in the 15 games.
He scored an absolute beauty against Borussia Monchengladbach recently and is deemed to be one of the best free-kick takers in Europe, again after scoring several word-class set-pieces.
While he is so young at 20-years-old, he shows signs that he has being playing in the top-flight of German football for several years. He shows composure and calmness on the ball that you see from the likes of Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso.
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Premier League interest
Of course, with more limelight comes more teams looking to steal the youngster away from the club. Come the summer transfer window, there may just be plenty of big teams looking to secure his signature.
A move to the Premier League may be the best thing for the 20-year-old if he decides to make a switch. His style of play suits Premier League football with his fast feet and deadly set-pieces; a team like Swansea would be a perfect move for the youngster.
Avoiding the big clubs
A transfer to a bigger club may hinder his development, while he is talented enough to play within the ranks of Manchester United, Chelsea and other big name teams; he would find himself on the bench more often than not, something that a player that's learning game after game doesn't need.
One thing is for sure, if he continues to play the way he has in the past few games, his career could catapult into greatness. We see the likes of him all the time, promising young players come and go almost every season, but this one looks set to achieve brilliant things in the coming years, this one is a little dark horse in the Bundesliga we may see in the Premier League very soon.
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