Hakan Calhanoglu has had his future under much speculation this summer and has attracted interest from a number of top Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.
However the 20 year-old has opted to stay in Germany and has signed for Bayer Leverkusen this week for a reported £11m.
The Turk has signed a five year deal with the club and after despite being linked most heavily with Liverpool, he will remain in the Bundesliga.
Liverpool’s interest has delclined in the past few weeks however with the signing of Adam Lallana and with Emre Can already in their ranks, this news will be less disastrous for them.
The man dubbed the ‘new Ozil’ scored 11 goals in 32 league appearances last term and will provide sufficient ammunition for a side which will once again challenge in the Champions League.
Meanwhile Chelsea’s persuit of an attacking midfielder goes on and Arsenal will turn their attention fully to the chase of Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin.
By Phil Wellbrook