- Juventus make financial promise to Emre Can
- Italian giants seemingly leading the race to sign the midfielder
- Can could leave on a free when his current contract runs out next summer
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Juventus have made Emre Can lucrative assurances in an attempt to lure him from Liverpool next summer.
The Italian giants are seemingly spearheading the race for the German, who has sparked interest from a number of clubs across Europe having entered the final year of his current contract at Anfield.
His apparent refusal to sign the Reds’ latest offer on the table has fuelled rumours he will leave on a free transfer, with Juventus and reportedly also Manchester City ready to pounce.
The former have gone all out to take a statement-making stride into the lead, promising Can a spot in their starting line up and a salary of £4.5million, according to Goal.com’s Melissa Reddy.
Question marks dating back to January surrounding Can’s value have recently resurfaced, with some fans yet again unconvinced by his consistency as a key figure in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield.
His inspired resurgence towards the end of last season, following a lacklustre winter period, triggered a u-turn from fans who had deemed the prospect of selling him as no significant loss.
Despite teasing that same commanding form in the early stages of the current campaign, a string of toothless displays of late have drawn criticism and seen him struggle to hold down a regular spot in Klopp’s first eleven.
As many have grown to suspect in recent months, Can appears to perform far better when without captain Jordan Henderson beside him. That may be understandable given the shared desire to occupy Liverpool’s holding role and serve as the focal foundation to the team’s transition from defence to attack.
To lose Can before the arrival of RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita would be a disappointing with blow, with both men representing the duo Klopp was seemingly planning on moving forward with.
There’s still time for a change of heart. Knowing how good Can can be, Reds will undoubtedly be eager to see him stay put.