Emre Can has opened up on the uncertainty surrounding his future at Liverpool amidst strong interest from Italy.
Can’s Germany registered a thumping 5-1 win against Azerbaijan on Sunday in their final World Cup qualifier and the midfielder scored an absolute screamer from a long-range effort in the second half.
In the recent months, Juventus have appeared to be the main interested party for the German’s services and the Serie champions even made a firm approach in the summer window.
The 23-year-old’s contract expires next summer and while Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta recently admitted that Liverpool are unlikely to change their stance over Can in January, interested clubs will be able to open talks with him if the Reds don’t find a solution to the situation before the winter transfer window opens.
“It’s always an honour to receive an offer from such a renowned club, but currently, I am only focused on the season with Liverpool,” Can told German publication Kicker (via ESPN FC).
“The Premier League is just a really cool league, the most interesting in the world, but you must always respect other big clubs and leagues.
“You never know what will happen. And I don’t know what Jurgen Klopp plans.”
While Can’s apparent demand for a release clause in a new contract is said to be the sole reason for the standoff– a situation that doesn’t look to be unsolvable but could become contagious if not handled carefully, the latest comments hint at his possible doubts over his future role in the team.
Our record money acquisition Naby Keita, who will be available after the end of this season, is certain to be given a first-eleven role and if Philippe Coutinho is not sold next summer as well, there will be immense competition for that third spot in the midfield.
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