International midfielder set to sign £100,000-a-week deal with Liverpool - report
By Derek Smithson
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is set to sign a new mega-money deal at Anfield, according to a report.
Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb claim that the 23-year-old is expected to agree a £100,000-a-week contract with the Merseyside club.
It is understood that Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have both been interested in his signature, but it’s unlikely he will now leave his Premier League side.
The report details that the German international will sign a new contract which keeps him at the club until 2021.
Can only has one year remaining on his existing deal and that has seen his future at the club come under question.
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However, the defence midfielder looks like pledging his future to Liverpool and he has become an important player under Jurgen Klopp.
He made 40 appearances across all competitions and chipped in with five goals, including a super bicycle kick against Watford in the Premier League.
The combative midfielder is most recognised for his work in the centre of the park and does the ugly work for his side.
Football Insider verdict:
Can sometimes divides opinion among Liverpool fans due to his inconsistency, but he remains a vital part of the side. The 23-year-old will be an important player for the Reds going forward and it’s important they will secure him on a new long-term deal. The German’s best position as a defensive midfielder, despite being used as an emergency centre-back in the past. He has cemented a position in the starting line-up under Klopp and keeps things ticking over nicely, but needs to keep his performances at a high standard. Liverpool are back in the Champions League next year due to their recent improvement and Can will be hoping he can make an impact in European competitions.
In other Liverpool transfer news, they have given an emphatic response to interest in Danny Ward.