By Aramide Oladipo
Juventus are keeping tabs on Liverpool midfielder Emre Can this summer, according to the Italian club’s CEO.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic start to the new campaign, featuring in every single match and producing two goals and one assist in the process.
The midfielder notched up two important goals as the Reds defeated Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim 6-3 on aggregate to quality for the Champions League group stages for the first time in three years.
As quoted in the Italian news outlet Calcio Mercato, Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta reveals that the Serie A champions are monitoring the German’s situation at Anfield.
“Emre Can is a great player, I don’t know if he will sign a new contract, we will definitely monitor the situation,” he said.
The Italian giants will need to act quickly if they want to snap up the midfielder before the summer transfer window shuts on Thursday night.
Can has been selected to represent the Germany national team in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Czech Republic and Norway this week.
The midfielder’s current contract with the Merseyside club runs out at the end of next summer.
Football Insider verdict
Can has been in sensational form for the Reds at the start of the new campaign and Liverpool need to do everything within their power to keep him at the club this summer. Juventus have yet to table a serious bid but the player could easily be tempted by a move to Turin with the chance to win the league title on a regular basis and compete for the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp will surely refuse any potential bid so close to the end of the transfer window and this could be one for the future.
In other Liverpool news, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s camp has confirmed that he is signing for the Reds.