The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been trying to wrap their head’s around the idea that Emre Can, whose Liverpool contract has just expired, is now set to be earning a reported £220,000 per week at Juventus. The German midfielder couldn’t agree on a new deal at Anfield and will now, according to David Maddock on Twitter, reap the financial rewards of exiting Merseyside.
Anyone wondering why Emre Can left @LFC for Juventus: he will be earning a minimum £11m a year for the first two years of a four year contract in Italy. That's £220,000 a week, which would have made him Liverpool's highest earner. By some distance.
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) June 21, 2018
The 24-year-old midfielder leave Anfield for his Juventus move after four years of playing on Merseyside. In those four years, Can has left the fans with some superb memories, one of which is his goal of the season against Watford that fans will never forget. However, the fans that slated the German for leaving the club will understand the motivation behind his move when they see the new pay packet he’ll be picking up in Italy.
Can himself claims that he hasn’t left Liverpool solely for the money, but when a player can’t agree to a new deal with his club and ends up leaving to a foreign club who are willing to pay double what they were on, it’s easy for the fans to put two and two together. In reality, the German maestro will be much more likely to win trophies whilst turning out for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, although earning £11 million a year on a four-year deal also helps.
You can read our bewildered Reds’ verdict on Can’s new deal here:
I don't know many Liverpool fans that think he's worth that, whether or no they are a fan of his.
— Gary Donnelly (@babblist) June 21, 2018
Don't care anymore not our player
— Fletcher (@fletcher_dyer) June 21, 2018
Jesus where they getting the cash from @tharris113
— Jack (@jack_w93) 21 June 2018
Hmmmm seems a lot like the figure he was once quoted to be demanding from Liverpool.
Can is a funny one. Could become a really top midfielder, or could fade into potential irrelevance.
Good player but not worth breaking wage structure for, good luck to him though.
— Gary Stewart (@GaryStew1980) June 21, 2018
Fair play Emre. See ya lad. Onwards and upwards.
— Mike Wilson (@Redsmail) June 21, 2018
His agent must be unreal
— The LFC Community (@LFCCommunity) June 21, 2018
So the fact Juventus win the league every year wasn't a factor?
— Dijkinho (@Dijkinho) June 21, 2018
Whilst a number of Reds in the Tavern aren’t too happy with Can’s decision, it’s hard to blame him when he’s leaving for almost double the money and guaranteed trophies.