By Richard Parks
Emre Can’s move to Juventus will be announced on May 27 after Liverpool play the Champions League final, according to a report.
Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claim that the Germany international has agreed the terms of a five-year contract with the Serie A giants.
It is said that Can, who is a free agent from the end of June, has finalised extensive negotiations with Juventus and there will be formal confirmation as soon as Liverpool’s season has finished.
Football Insider verdict:
Whatever way you dress up, losing Can is a mighty blow for Liverpool. Especially on a free transfer.The German is improving every season and is the finest central midfielder available to Jurgen Klopp. He can be frustrating, as his tendency to take an extra touch slows down attacks, but his energy, physicality (according to Transfermarkt, he stands at 6ft 1in) and passing range make him a key player. Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum are fine operators, as they have proved with their displays en route to the Champions League final but none of them are as capable as Can on the ball. Aged 24 and approaching his peak years, the German knows the Premier League inside out and is an authoritative top-level performer who Klopp clearly admires and usually selects to start when he is fit and firing. Liverpool are a better team with him in it than out. Question marks can be laid at Can’s door at snubbing Liverpool’s contract offer when the team are so clearly on the up, but he can expect to be a key player at Juve, who are also European powerhouses.
In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.