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Liverpool set to suffer transfer blow, key agreement close for exit

Liverpool are reportedly on the verge of seeing midfielder Emre Can agree terms to join Juventus next summer, as a deal is said to be almost done.

The German international moved to Anfield in 2014 from Bayer Leverkusen, and has gradually established himself as a key figure at the club.

Even under former boss Brendan Rodgers, he was a consistent presence in the Liverpool line-up, making 40 or more appearances in each of the three full seasons he’s been on Merseyside.

However, he’s certainly taken his game to the next level as he has developed and matured under Jurgen Klopp, and in turn he’s become an important piece for the German tactician as the club look to continue to make progress.

As a result, losing him at this stage of his career with so much improvement still to come will be a huge blow for all concerned at Liverpool in itself, with the added disappointment of it being on a free transfer. Calciomercato, as per RAI Sport, note that an agreement between Can and Juventus is ‘practically done’ as he’s in line to earn €4m-a-season plus bonuses in Turin.

Whether an official announcement is made from February onwards remains to be seen as Can will be allowed to reach a pre-agreement from that point given his contract is set to expire next summer.

Either way, it looks as though Liverpool will suffer a real transfer blow with his departure, although in contrast it’s a major boost for Juventus. Can will undoubtedly compliment what the likes of compatriot Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic offer to improve the quality of the Juve midfield, should his move be made official.

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