Emre Can’s move to Juventus is bordering becoming the worst kept transfer secret in football.
All arrows continue to point to a summer Anfield departure for the German, who has evidently made little progress with Liverpool regarding a new deal at the club beyond the upcoming expiration of his current contract.
Can hasn’t featured since the Reds’ 5-0 win over Watford in March, in which he was substituted in the first-half with a back injury.
His lengthy absence had sparked suggestions he may have played his last game for the club, although a gradual return to fitness could see him available for Liverpool’s Champions League final at the end of the month.
That would mark his final outing as a Red, with Can expected to sign his Juventus contract after the showdown with Real Madrid, according to Italian outlet IlBianconero.com.
Regardless of his decision to leave, the 24-year-old could prove a welcomed option if available for the trip to Kiev.
Injuries to key players have left Liverpool to cope with a depleted selection of midfield and defensive options, somewhat recognising the extraordinary effort from the players in recent weeks.
Can’s added vigour and box-to-box expertise would be invaluable in combatting Madrid blend of passing execution from all areas of the pitch through Toni Kroos and Luka Modric and defensive power through Casemiro.
Even amid a period in which his future had already been decided, Can threatened few signs of letting his efforts levels plunge.