Juventus are expected to announce the signing of Emre Can this month, with reports claiming that the German midfielder will earn around €5 million per year before bonuses.
It has been clear for some time that something drastic would need to happen for Liverpool to convince Emre Can to sign a new deal, with the 24-year-old’s contract with the Reds set to expire at the end of the season.
Back in March 2017, Can denied allegations that he was not renewing his terms with Liverpool because he wasn’t being offered enough money. There were rumours in the press which said that the former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder wanted £100,000 per week and the club wasn’t prepared to cough up.
“I read in newspapers it was about money, but it isn’t about money,” he said, according to Sky Sports.
Can, who has been absent from first-team action with a back injury, will not go to the World Cup with Germany due to a lack of playing time but has traveled to Spain with Liverpool for a warm-weather training camp in Marbella.
Goal UK’s Neil Jones reports that Juventus are closing in on their much-awaited signing of Emre Can. Jones expects confirmation from the Calcio A side later this month and due to the fact that Can has run his contract down, he will leave for free.
Jones writes: “Goal understands that Can is ready to sign a five-year deal with Juventus, which sources in Italy claim will net him around €5 million (£4m/$6m) a year plus bonuses.”
Although Liverpool’s midfield has been immense in Can’s absence, there is no kidding that the Reds will miss him if he leaves.
His departure means that Klopp needs to be very active in the transfer window, despite the fact that Naby Keita is arriving from RB Leipzig in July.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also set to be out of action until 2019 and so Klopp will need to find cover for the Englishman.