Hakan Calhanoglu is absent against Real Sociedad, Kristjan Asllani the main favorite to replace him


After Juan Cuadrado, Hakan Calhanoglu has recently joined Inter’s absentee list, who will miss their Champions League opener against Real Sociedad on Wednesday.

Inter will travel to Spain, where they will face the Spanish team Real Sociedad, this match is valid for group D.

As Italian media reports, Calhanoglu has suffered a muscle injury in his right leg.

Cuadrado, on the other hand, is suffering from a heel problem, and although he was fit for the challenge against Milan on Saturday, he was not included in the squad.


Kristjan Asllani is the main candidate to replace the Turk. However, the Italian technician also has other options such as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Davide Frattesi or Davy Klaassen.

Calhanoglu has scored two goals in four Serie A games so far this season, including one in the 5-1 win over his former club Milan on Saturday.

The 29-year-old has recently extended his contract with the Italian club, which is now valid until June 2027.