The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued its decision over the dispute between Calhanoglu and Turkish football club Trabzonspor on February 2.

In 2011, Hakan Calhanoglu was paid €100,000 ($108,000) after agreeing to sign for Trabzonspor in the future, when he was a youth player at German club Karlsruher.

In 2013, Trabzonspor lodged a claim to FIFA arguing that Calhanoglu had breached the terms of their employment contract without just cause when the player signed a contract for Karlsruhe.

The 22-year-old Turkish international had to pay €100,000 to Trabzonspor.

Calhanoglu's ban caused him to miss the final 16 matches of his team's Bundesliga campaign, also Leverkusen's UEFA Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid.

Germany's first football division Bundesliga welcomed the midfielder, with a headline 'Welcome back, Hakan Calhanoglu!' posted on its official webpage.

Anadolu Agency