The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for Emre Can to remain at the club long-term. The German has become a key part of the first team under Jurgen Klopp, and he has put in a number of match-winning performances already this season. In truth, he’s only getting better and better, and so it’s no real surprise that he has become a favourite amongst our resident Reds.
However, it’s looking increasingly likely that they will be left disappointed this year – with Calcio Mercato providing a concerning update on the German’s future. His current contract at Liverpool expires at the end of the season, of course, and Calcio Mercato report that Juventus are hopeful of tieing up a deal for him in the ‘coming weeks’.
Significantly, Can is said to have agreed provisional personal terms with the club already, and whilst he is seemingly yet to make a final decision, it is looking increasingly likely that he will be in Turin come the start of next season – with Juventus hopeful of a deal.
A departure for Can would come as a seismic blow for Liverpool. He has made 17 Premier League starts so far this season, scoring once and assisting three times along the way. Alongside the likes of Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum, Can has been a crucial part of an impressive Liverpool midfield – with the trio combining together to provide the perfect balance of attack and defence.
The prospect of his departure, then, is worrying for Klopp – and so this Calcio Mercato report is generating a lot of concern amongst our resident Reds.
Emre Can’s contract saga has been a long-time coming, but it is looking likely to reach a climax over the next few weeks. Significantly, Liverpool will no longer be able to generate any cash from the sale of Can following the end of the January window, and with this deal seemingly unlikely to get over the line during the next week, this is disappointing for Liverpool from a financial perspective.
The main effect, though, will be felt on the field – with Can an increasingly influential member of the midfield for the Reds. At 24-years-old, too, he would remain as such for the foreseeable if he were to remain at the club.
There is still a chance of him staying, it seems, but Liverpool will need to move incredibly fast to have any chance of turning Can’s head back towards Anfield. If they can’t do that, then signing a replacement will become a priority.
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