This is the last thing we wanted to hear…
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he’s worried about the fact Emre Can has yet to extend his contract – brandishing the situation as ‘not cool’.
The German powerhouse has less than 12 months to run on his deal, and by the New Year, clubs will be able to freely approach him on a Bosman contract.
Klopp has intimated that it’s possible Can will play for one more season and depart in this manner if no amicable deal is reached…
Klopp told the Echo: “So far there is no signing and that is the situation.
“We are still in talks. Do I think it is too cool that we didn’t fix it so far? No, to be honest. But it is all okay at the moment and we have to take it like this.
“His mind is not elsewhere. It is an important contract for him at his age. I am 100% sure that we don’t sell the player now in this situation. Not a player from the first team line-up for sure.
“He will play here for the next year that is for sure. All the rest we have to see.”
In this current market, Can is easily worth over £30m – so to lose him for nothing in 2018 would be a real nightmare financially.
In playing terms too though, the 23-year-old has the potential to grow into one of the Premier League’s best, and we could live to regret the failure to agree a new deal for years to come.
If Dejan Lovren was worth the £100k/week he penned last term, Can definitely is – and some.
Get it done, Liverpool. There’s no excuses.