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Man United make late £24.6m move for Bundesliga prodigy

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According to reports from The Metro this morning, Manchester United have launched a £24.6million bid for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu. 

The 21 year-old is widely regarded as one of the most exciting youngsters the German top flight currently has to offer, recording 19 goals in 65 Bundesliga appearances during his spells with Bayer and former club Hamburg.

He’s particularly famed for his free kick ability, having modeled his set piece technique on Lyon legend Juninho Pernambucano, and has often been compared to Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil – another Germany-born playmaker of Turkish heritage.

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According to The Metro, who cite reports from the Turkish press, Manchester United have now launched a £24.6million bid for the Turkey international. Pundit Ertem Sener  is believed to have announced the news on Turkish TV show Derin Futbol.

It would certainly secure Bayer a solid return on their €14million investment made last summer. But whether the German outfit are willing to sell arguably their brightest prospect so late in the transfer window, especially with his contract not due to expire until 2019, remains to be seen.

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