- Liverpool could lose Emre Can to Juventus next summer
- The German international’s contract at Anfield will expire at the end of the season
- Juventus believe that they can use Sami Khedira to help seal a deal
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Liverpool have a real problem on their hands as midfielder Emre Can is set to see his contract expire at the end of the season.
The 23-year-old has come a long way since he moved to Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen in 2013, establishing himself as a key figure under Jurgen Klopp after his appointment as he has been a regular for three straight campaigns.
Can has made 40, 49 and 40 appearances respectively in each season he has spent with Liverpool, and that opportunity has enabled him to develop his game and mature to become a regular for club and country.
However, with just seven months to run on his current deal, there has been no suggestion that he could be about to sign on new terms imminently, and The Mirror report that Juventus could be ready to play their joker in the pack to seal a deal for the German international.
It’s claimed that Can is a priority for the Serie A champions next summer as they’re keen to snap him up on a free transfer, and they’ll use Sami Khedira as a way of convincing him to move to Turin as the compatriots are currently away on international duty together.
Whether that’s enough to persuade Can that a move to Juve would be the right decision to further his career remains to be seen, but it certainly sounds like a complicated situation for him at Liverpool with the report adding further details as to how the demands involved are making talks problematic.
Joining Massimiliano Allegri’s side would undoubtedly improve Can’s chances of winning trophies such has been the dominance of the Bianconeri in recent years, and their midfield will only get stronger and more talented if he were to join the ranks.
However, Liverpool will surely be keen for him to stay and continue his progress with them, as Klopp will want to add quality to his squad rather than lose it in their bid to win major honours moving forward. The longer the wait goes on for a new agreement though, the more difficult it is to see Can stay.