Two days back, we covered a report (via Tutto Sport) claiming that Emre Can is looking to leave Juventus in the winter transfer window and for him, Manchester United in the most attractive option.
More recently, Sky Sports News have revealed that Man United are keen on signing the former Liverpool midfielder in January and it is mentioned that the Italian champions would want a fee of around £35million from his sale.
The German international helped Liverpool qualify for the Champions League in the 2016-17 campaign. His spectacular goal against Watford was voted as the Goal of the Season.
Moreover, in the 2017-18 season, he was a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad that reached the Champions League final. However, instead of renewing his contract at Anfield, the former Bayer Leverkusen star opted to move to Juventus on a free transfer last year.
The 25-year-old started 20 games in the Serie A last term under Allegri but this season, he has mainly been a bench warmer under new boss Sarri. The Old Lady have an overcrowded midfield department with stars like Matuidi, Khedira, Pjanic, Ramsey and Rabiot around and Can is below them in the pecking order.
In the summer, we did strengthen our defense by signing Maguire and Wan-Bissaka but the midfield was ignored. With Matic past his best and normally out of the starting XI, we clearly need someone, who would be able to provide a solid cover in front of the back four.
Can can play in multiple midfield roles and he has proved to be effective in the holding midfield position as well. I remember Liverpool’s game against Man City in 2018 (at Anfield) in which the Kaiser was responsible for keeping De Bruyne quiet and he did really well.
So, I do think that luring the ex Bundesliga midfielder would be a good addition in January but it must be mentioned that he will likely ruin his relation with Liverpool forever if he opts to join us.
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds.