Juventus have officially announced the signing of German midfielder Emre Can on a free transfer from Liverpool.
The 24-year-old arrived in Turin earlier this morning and underwent medical tests at Jmedical before signing his four-year contract with the Bianconeri.
The club released a statement confirming the details of his transfer:
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that a contract of employment with the player Emre Can, effective as of 1st July 2018 and expiring on 30 June 2022, has been signed. As a result of the signature of the agreement, Juventus will incur additional costs of €16 million, to be paid over the next two financial years.
The €16m stipulated is reportedly ‘commission’ to be paid to Can’s agent as well as signing bonus paid to the player.
It’s been reported in various Italian media outlets that the German international also requested a buy-out clause to be included in his contract, something Juventus director Beppe Marotta has always avoided when signing new players.
Goal Italia report that the club and player came to an agreement where a €50m release clause has been included in the contract, however, it’s only valid outside of Italy and only in the third year of Can’s contract (2020).
Can spent four seasons with Liverpool, scoring 14 goals in 166 appearances in all competitions for the Reds.
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