According to Sky Italy, Emre Can has reached an agreement in principle to join Juventus on a free transfer next summer on the expiry of his Liverpool deal.
Liverpool are in fine form on the pitch having taken 10 points from 12 available in their last 4 games over the congested Christmas period. Off the pitch, however, there is a swirling mess of transfer speculation that is led by Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can.
While there is mass uncertainty as to what the future might bring in the Coutinho and Barcelona saga, it seems nailed on that when the summer transfer window swings by in six months, Emre Can will leave for Juventus.
Sky in Italy report that Liverpool’s German midfielder has reached an agreement in principle with Juventus and that he will join the Italian giants on the expiry of his contract in England.
Although I would much rather have Can stay at Liverpool given his quality and potential to become one of the world’s best midfielders, I must respect the manner in which he is going about engineering a move away from the club.
By not kicking up a fuss and honouring the contract he signed, he is showing a lot more class than a certain Brazilian that many Liverpool fans are becoming disheartened with.
Of course, the situation with Philippe Coutinho is slightly different but the former Inter Milan midfielder has shown absolutely no class in his efforts to get his move to Barcelona both in the summer and now in the winter transfer window.
With it looking certain that Liverpool will lose both Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho, I can’t help but feel that Jurgen Klopp is prepared for such an eventuality with Leon Goretzka and Thomas Lemar tipped as the pair to come in as replacements.
For now, however, it’s time to focus on the Merseyside Derby with Everton and Liverpool locking horns in the FA Cup this evening at Anfield.