German midfielder Emre Can will finally bring his contract saga to an end this month and pen a new five-year extension with Liverpool.
Liverpool and Emre Can have seemingly brought their long, drawn-out contract standoff to an end with the German verbally agreeing to pen a new deal upon his return to pre-season later this month.
With Lucas Leiva set to leave the club in a £5m move to Lazio, Jürgen Klopp has been desperately trying to add Leipzig midfielder Naby Keïta to his ranks to bolster his depth in the middle of the park but it seems the German hasn’t forgotten about his countryman despite links to Juventus.
The Italian giants are said to have explored the possibility of signing the Reds’ powerhouse, keeping his name firmly on a shortlist that also includes Paris Saint Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi and Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi.
Can has entered the final twelve months of his contract and there were fears from fans that links with Naby Keïta meant the club would either entertain offers to sell this summer or allow the player to leave on a free in a year’s time.
However, AnfieldHQ claim that Can met with Klopp at the end of last season before jetting off on international duty, verbally agreeing to extend his current deal with the Reds and the club expect him to make it official by putting pen to paper when he returns from his holiday.
“Liverpool has helped me a lot. I’ve learnt a lot in my three years there. I’m a lot tougher in the tackle now. I’ve also developed as a person whilst in England,” Can said while on international duty last month.
Can’s contract renewal will come as a major relief to everyone involved at the club with the German rated highly by Red’s boss Jürgen Klopp, his teammates and the ffan base