Celtic handed huge Europa League boost as AC Milan set to miss €24m key man

AC Milan are set to be without influential star Hakan Calhanoglu for their Europa League clash with Celtic.

Hakan Calhanoglu could miss AC Milan's clash with Celtic on TYhuursday in the Europa League. Picture: Getty

The Italian giants travel to Parkhead on Thursday for the first group stage match, but may have to do so without their creative Turkish ace.

According to reports in Italy, the player won't recover from an injury which left the player in crutches.

Sign up to our Football newsletter

Sign up to our Football newsletter

Calhanoglu picked up a knock in training today and it could mean Stefano Pioli is without a player who has been key to the club’s strong start.

The 26-year-old, who has 50 caps for Turkey, has started six of seven matches this season with Milan making an unbeaten start to the season.

He has left his best form for the European stage, hitting four goals in the three qualifying games.

Calhanoglu, a €24million signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2017, also started the recent 2-1 win over rivals Inter Milan.

Read More

Read More
Grumblings in squad and mole in the camp - pundit offers update on Celtic leaks

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.