Juventus won’t be trying to sign Emre Can in January, meaning they’ll probably wait to acquire our German midfielder on a free come the summer.
As soon as we enter 2018, the Italians, or any other foreign club, are allowed to openly offer the 23-year-old a contract – which if he accepts – will become live upon the expiration of his Liverpool deal.
It doesn’t look like Can is extending and at this point in November, keeping him is looking increasingly hopeless.
Juve though won’t offer a premium fee to get him on board for the second half of this season, according to CEO Giuseppe Marotta.
He told Rai 2, cited in Goal: “We will not sign anybody in January.
“We are currently achieving our objectives in the Champions League, where we have a hard group.”
Thankfully for Liverpool, we have Naby Keita already confirmed for next season, but if Can is leaving, we’ll likely need to bring in another option for the midfield, too.
Without Can, we’ll lack power and physicality, so should be targeting someone of his stature but with improved game intelligence.
That’s not going to be easy.