The stand-off between Liverpool and Emre Can isn’t about how much money we’re willing to pay him…
But about the inclusion of a release-clause into a prospective new deal.
The Daily Mail’s Dominic King says that just like we did with Coutinho, Liverpool are refusing to include a get-out fee – due to the manner in which transfer fees are skyrocketing.
A £50m clause, for example, would have seemingly safeguarded us last summer, but now, a host of clubs would be willing to pay that for our increasingly impressive German.
Jurgen Klopp is said to be ‘relaxed’ about the situation, willing to let Can leave on a free next summer as a matter of principle.
For us, this is confusing – as we may as well give Can the release-clause he desires – meaning if we do lose him, it will still be for huge profit on the £10m spent in 2014…
Of course, the club want to continue its precedent of not allowing such clauses into new contracts, which is the sole reason Coutinho is still a Liverpool player.
Time will tell if either side is willing to change their stance.