Despite entering into the final year of his contract when we tick over to July 1st, Emre Can will not be put up for sale this summer.
Emre Can’s future has been a topic of much speculation as contract negotiations continue to rumble on and on.
The German will enter the final 12 months of his current deal with Liverpool Football Club when we tick over to July 1st and can negotiate leaving on a free transfer if the Reds take as long as January to get new terms agreed.
However, despite talks stalling and the risk of losing him for nothing next summer currently running high, Liverpool will not sell the German midfielder this transfer window.
The ECHO’s James Pearce reported today that Juventus are doing their best to turn the midfielder’s head and cause him to potentially ignore any offers that Liverpool send his way in the coming months but expressed his confidence that the Reds will “rebuff all approaches for the 23-year old.”
The move is a bold one from Jürgen Klopp as negotiations with Can’s agents have been ongoing since as early as the latter half of 2016, with no compromise seemingly able to be found.
However, tentative reports in Italy did emerge last week claiming despite interest from Juventus, the German was close to tying his future to Merseyside by signing a £100,000 a week contract but they should certainly be taken tentatively and with a pinch of salt.
Losing Can for nothing next summer is something that cannot be accepted and the club will need to get this long, drawn-out contract saga brought to a close as soon as possible to ensure the retention of one of their finest assets.
It is likely any progress will have to wait now until late July/early August when Can returns from his extended summer break that will come about due to his involvement in this month’s Confederations Cup.