Liverpool On The Verge Of Completing Second Transfer In A Week In £9.75m Move For Bundesliga Ace

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The Reds are set to name Leverkusen’s Can as their new signing.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can is set to complete a £9.75m transfer to Liverpool after the Reds activated the release clause in the German’s contract, reports the Daily Mail.

The 20-year-old has been impressing in the Bundesliga over the past 12 months, with the ability to play almost anywhere in midfield.

Can becomes manager Brendan Rodgers’ second signing of the summer following the £4m transfer of Rickie Lambert from Southampton on Saturday.

Rodgers is keen to bolster his squad ahead of the Merseysiders’ return to the Champions League next season and sees the Leverkusen starlet as the ideal addition in the middle of the park.

Whilst captain Steven Gerrard and fellow Englishman Jordan Henderson had a good campaign in 2013/14, the Northern Irishman wants to improve on the support behind the duo in the pecking order.

Joe Allen had a solid year, whilst Lucas Leiva is being linked with a move away from Anfield as the Brazilian grows increasingly frustrated with a lack of first team football.

Can meanwhile is an extremely promising box-to-box midfielder who has openly admitted that he is equally as comfortable in both defence and attack – and has even filled in at both left-back and in central defence when required.

After acquiring the Germany Under-21 international and Lambert within a week, Rodgers’ spending is expected to continue throughout the summer, with Adam Lallana and Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno thought to be the next on the wishlist.

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