Reports in England suggest that Emre Can has already agreed terms with Juventus and the Bianconeri have already drawn up a contract for the Liverpool midfielder.
Juventus were linked with Can for much of the summer has he was identified as a primary target for the club by the Italian media. Juve director Beppe Marotta later confirmed the clubs interest in the German international when he called Can “an excellent player” and declared that the Bianconeri would “stay on the sidelines and watch” as the situation developed.
The 23-year-old was courted as a possible long term replace for Sami Khedira who only has a year left on his contract as the Bianconeri make the Champions League their priority for the season, having come so close to wining the trophy earlier this year. However, According to Unibet, the winner of the 2017/18 Champions League is most likely Real Madrid, with Juventus currently holding position number 8.
Reports from England today suggest that despite failing to secure Can in the summer, Juve’s interest in the player hasn’t waned and the club are set to make another offer for Can in January transfer window. The Daily Express suggest that the Bianconeri have already prepared a contract for the Liverpool midfielder to sign during the winter break with an eye to a permanent move in June 2018.
Can has had a superb start to the season, despite Liverpool’s poor form, providing 2 assists in 5 league games and becoming a key figure in the manager Jurgen Klopp’s 3-man midfield alongside Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum.
The midfielder added to the speculation over a possible move to Turin when he called it ‘an honour’ to be linked with a move to Juventus while on international duty with the German national side. He went on to say the Premier League was a “really cool league, the most interesting in the world” but other big leagues and clubs must always be respected.