Arsenal and Liverpool set for £18m summer battle over ‘new Ozil’

Arsenal and Liverpool set for £18m summer battle over ‘new Ozil’

Manchester United are eyeing Freekick specialist, Hakan Calhanoglu

According to ‘talkSport‘, Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in Hamburg talent Hakan Calhanoglu, with the player set to leave the Bundesliga this summer if his side are relegated.

Calhanoglu (left) soaks up the applause after his 40+ yard free-kick vs Borussia Dortmund

Calhanoglu, 20, has hit the headlines recently after scoring some of the most extraordinary goals of the season so far.

An absurdly gifted set-piece taker, the Turkish attacker has lit up what has been otherwise a lackluster season for Hamburg, and despite his individual brilliance, the German side find themselves only a point above the relegation zone.

Arsenal, Liverpool, and an unnamed Premier League side are said to be watching with interest, with Hamburg reportedly slapping an £18m price-tag on the player’s head.

‘TalkSport’ reckon the Bundesliga side are attempting to start a bidding war in the summer, if relegation does force them to sell their prized asset.

Calhanoglu was likened to Arsenal star Mesut Ozil by Winfried Schafer, the now Jamaican head coach and former Karlsruher midfielder, with the German insisting the attacker has all the attributes needed to become one world’s top performers.

What do you think? Impressed with his goals? Who would suit him more, Liverpool or Arsenal? Let me know in the comments below…

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  1. Would Arsenal buy all the players you always talk about? There are so many players offered by the media to Arsenal, everyday we read about so and so is being monitored by Arsenal. Is this true? I dont think so. Lets wait and see what will happen.

  2. Liverpool will suit him more because of their fluid play, opportunities given to younger players and the way formations are flipped to suit players.

  3. Arsenal need a good striker like Džeko or someone who can actually score ( Giroud is terrible ) , they have enough middlefield players

  4. Hey join me at man United. you’ll play alongside the best midfielder in the world cleverley and fellaini

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