Hakan Calhanoglu would consider joining Manchester United or Barcelona

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Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu has admitted that he would find it difficult to turn down the European duo of Barcelona and Manchester United. 

As reported by, the 21-year-old Bundesliga ace has suggested, however, that there isn't an offer on the table from either club at this stage. 

Calhanoglu is one of the most technically gifted players in the Bundesliga, recognised by many as one of the best free-kick takers in Europe. 


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At just 21, the Turkey international looks set to go from strength-to-strength in the game over the coming years, but it's far from certain as to whether Europe's big boys will swoop for him in the near future. 

After featuring in Leverkusen's 3-2 defeat against Italian outfit Roma, the midfield ace told Turkish broadcasters Lig TV: "Barcelona and Manchester United are huge clubs. It would be difficult to turn them down but I have not said anything about any transfers or anything of the sort.

"I have not said anything and there is nothing to talk about, but of course if Barcelona made an offer I would have to consider it."

Free-kick specialist 

As previously mentioned, Calhanoglu is pretty special at taking free-kicks. This video below only highlights his outrageous ability from the dead ball situation. 

Fans of Manchester United, of course, have watched the likes of David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and Co. produce the goods in recent years, so perhaps Calhanoglu could follow in their footsteps. 

Depay must come to prominence 

But do United already have a free-kick specialist of their own? Well, if last season is anything to go by then it won't take Memphis Depay too much longer to wow the Old Trafford. 

In fact, after scoring seven free kicks in Eredivisie last term, Depay recorded the best statistics in Europe's top six leagues. But, Calhanoglu, plying his trade in the Bundesliga, wasn't far behind United's new No.7...

Manchester United fans: do you need Calhanoglu? Have your say below! 

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