Calhanoglu, the attacking midfielder for Hamburg, has been rumored with a move away from the team. In recent weeks rumors intensified over a reported move to Bayern Munich. This however was denied by his agent, Bektas Demirtas.
Demirtas stated in a interview with Bild that "A move to a foreign club is not in question. Bayern also plays no role, we have never favoured a move to Munich. From the perspective of the player, the environment at Leverkusen is favoured,"
"It would be the next step for Hakan to play internationally.
"They are a club who are playing in Europe, who would like to buy him and who are also prepared to pay the right price for him.
"It is important that the boy is playing. We have to think in the medium to long term."
It should be noted that Calhanoglu has a contract with Hamburg until August 2018.