Liverpool confirm midfielder Emre Can will leave the club this summer as Juventus look set to complete transfer
- Liverpool have confirmed midfielder Emre Can will leave the club this summer
- Can is out of contract with the Reds and did not take up a new deal
- Juventus are heavily linked to sign the player in the coming days
- The Reds have also confirmed defender Jon Flanagan is set to leave Merseyside
Liverpool have officially confirmed German midfielder Emre Can will be leaving the club this summer.
Can is out out contract on Merseyside and did not put pen to paper on a new deal with the club following a break down in talks.
Serie A champions Juventus, who have been heavily linked with the 24-year-old all season, are expected to sign the player in the coming days.
Liverpool have officially confirmed German midfielder Emre Can will be leaving the club
Club chief Beppe Marotta had spoken frequently as the 2017/18 came to a close, putting on record his confidence of wrapping up a deal for Can and bringing the powerful midfielder to Turin.
‘We are optimistic about the positive end of negotiations with Emre Can,’ he told MediaSet Premium recently.
‘We hope to announce his signing after the Champions League final.’
Liverpool confirmed the news of Can’s imminent departure via their social media channels on Friday afternoon, while also announcing the departure of Scouse defender Jon Flanagan whose contract is also set to expire.
The Germany international did not sign a new contract at Anfield after talks broke down
The Reds have also confirmed defender Jon Flanagan will leave once his contract expires
‘Everybody at LFC thanks all departing players for their contributions and wishes them the best of luck for the future,’ the club wrote.
Liverpool signed Can in the summer of 2014 in a £9.75million deal from Bayer Leverkusen.
Can, who will miss out on the World Cup after failing to secure a place in the Germany final 23, is expected to sign a four-year deal in Italy.
Juventus are reported to be willing to pay the midfielder £4m (€5m) per season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are also expected to officially confirm the arrival of France international Nabil Fekir on Friday evening, following the striking of a £53m deal between the club and Lyon.