- Italian agent claims Emre Can has already agreed to join Juventus
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All arrows continue to point towards Emre Can leaving for Juventus when the summer transfer window opens.
The Italian giants are ready to pounce on the German when his current Liverpool contract expires at the end of the season.
Stuttering negotiations over a new deal at Anfield stretch back to the beginning of last year, with wage disputes and a disagreement over Can’s desired release clause proving to be key hindrances.
Despite ongoing talks between club and player, Italian agent Federico Pastorello believes a deal has already been agreed.
“Emre Can is a huge coup, even more so because he’ll arrive on a free transfer. Marotta and Paratici have done very well,” he told Tuttosport, as translated by Football Italia.
“Juventus are a club that attract champions, and important signals are coming from the German.”
Can has been relatively hit-and-miss for Liverpool this season, demonstrating the undoubted ability that fuels a wide-spread desire among Reds to keep him as well as a familiar and frustrating inconsistency.
His failure to regularly dominate games in the manner his talent dictates he is capable of continues to divide fans over the prospect of losing him.
He has, however, been Jurgen Klopp’s overall standout midfield performer this campaign, most recently starring in the enthralling 4-3 win over Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Having lost Philippe Coutinho in January, Liverpool can’t afford another high-profile departure in the summer.
Can remains a key component in a progressing squad and one that must only strengthen over the next year.