According to a report on SportBild.de (In German), Liverpool’s first transfer of the season is as good as “Perfectly” done. The report begins with saying that Brendan Rodgers has also made a firm enquiry to Bayern Munich about the availability of 22 year-old Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri who has fallen out of favour at the Allianz Arena. However, following on from that, the same article goes on to say that one of Rodgers’ primary targets has been secured.
The German red-top claimes that an agreement has been reached betwen Liverpool and Leverkusen for the transfer of the multitalented midfielder Emre Can for a sum believed to be in the region of €12m (or £9.7m in real money). There is no mention of when exactly the deal will be confirmed but one suspects that it will be confirmed once formalities have been resolved.
If this is correct, then this represents a major coup for Rodgers. Can is a player who, to describe as versatile, would be an understatement. This would clearly demonstrate the Reds boss is moving with a firm intent in the transfer market and is looking to tie up his business early and effectively.
For those who are not familiar with the 20 year-old midfielder who can also play as a full back and centre back, check out this video of the lad in action. Can is a player that can!
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