According to Tutto Mercato Web, Liverpool are willing to pay Emre Can £100,000 a week in order to secure his services in the long term.
For Emre Can, the opening stages of the 2016/17 season were marred by an ankle injury which he never quite recovered from until mid-February, with his form for Liverpool taking a serious hit.
The German midfielder came in for a lot of criticism from supporters for the way he played until the last few months of the season, although it was unknown that he was playing through an injury.
Supporters demanded that the club sell him and with reports circulating that he was looking for a bumper contract, fans were adamant that he was simply not good enough to play for Liverpool.
Pretty much every naysayer changed their tune by the end of the season as Can soon became one of Liverpool’s most influential players, scoring match-winners against Burnley and Watford and consistently being a rock in the middle of the park.
According to an exclusive from Tutto Mercato Web, Liverpool will reward Emre Can for his performances last season with a £100,000 per week contract that will run until 2021. While the varacity of the source needs to be questioned, there is no denying that it would come as great news to have the German’s contract renewed.
The report indicates that Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, who hold an interest in Can, are now out of the picture with the German set to commit his long-term future to Liverpool under Jürgen Klopp.
With just a year remaining on his current deal, there had been doubt surrounding Can’s future but penning a new deal will see clarity restored to the situation.
The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is a player capable of running the midfield and he showed during the last 8-10 games of the season for Liverpool that he has a place in Klopp’s starting side next season which will present a selection headache to the German manager with the return of Jordan Henderson to the side and the potential signing of a new midfielder.
Emre Can is undoubtedly a vital player and, in my books, getting the German to sign a new deal is of higher importance than signing a new midfielder. With his international teammates singing his praises this week, it’s clear that he has a very bright future and it would be awful if that future did not involve Liverpool.
With Klopp carefully honing his compatriot’s strengths and working at eradicating his weaknesses, I can see Can becoming a world class midfielder in the coming years and that begins with Liverpool offering the German a new £100,000 a week deal.