Emre Can is nearing a decision on his Liverpool future, with Juventus confident of securing a deal for the German midfielder.
It was reported last week that Juve CEO Giuseppe Marotta had set Can an ultimatum on his future, giving him ten days to decide whether he will stay at Anfield or move to Turin.
That deadline is set to expire on Tuesday and now Tuttosport (via SportWitness) is reporting that a final decision is “imminent”. They seem confident that Can will indeed complete the transfer as expected, having refused numerous attempts to re-negotiate his contract at Liverpool.
Can’s current deal expires in the summer, meaning that he will be free to decide his next move without the need for a transfer fee. It is possible that he has already played his last game for Liverpool, with a back injury possibly sidelining him for the rest of the season.
The decision to join Italian champions Juventus may have seemed like a simple one earlier in the season, but this week in particular has shown why Liverpool might be the place to be over the next few years.
The Reds progressed to the Champions League semi finals with a 5-1 aggregate win over Manchester City, their first appearance in the last four since 2008. Can missed both legs of that tie because of his injury, showing that Liverpool could survive without him if he left.
Juventus, despite their domestic dominance, will not be in the semi finals despite a heroic comeback against Real Madrid. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, they made up the difference in Madrid before Cristiano Ronaldo’s late penalty dashed their hopes.