Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has agreed a five-year contract with Juventus as initial terms have been agreed, according to a report.
Nicola Balice of Italian publication Calcio Mercato understands that the Reds ace has set on a contract worth £4.4million-per-year but the Serie A giants are still awaiting the German international to put pen to paper which will seal the deal.
The hold-up in the finalising of the contract stems from Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid’s interest in the player at the tail-end of the January transfer window which led Can to increase his demands
It appears that Jurgen Klopp has already plotted his replacement for the 24-year-old with Napoli defensive midfielder Jorginho a reported target.
The report also claims there is an ‘unwritten signature’ between Juventus and Liverpool for Can.
Football Insider verdict:
This deal will certainly go through at some point but no announcement will be made public until the Reds have secured their place in the Champions League for next season. Despite Juve’s domination in the Italian league, it still feels like a step down for Can, who can surely achieve everything he wants to achieve in terms of success and finance at Anfield. Under Klopp, he has excelled and become one of the best players in his position on the continent. There is a sense that the German boss is building something special on Merseyside and Can should be a part of that.
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